IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycerol dehydrogenase

Reaction: glycerol + NAD+ = glycerone + NADH + H+

Other name(s): glycerin dehydrogenase; NAD-linked glycerol dehydrogenase

Systematic name: glycerol:NAD+ 2-oxidoreductase

Comments: Also acts on propane-1,2-diol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9028-14-2


1. Asnis, R.E. and Brodie, A.F. A glycerol dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 203 (1953) 153-159.

2. Burton, R.M. and Kaplan, N.O. A DPN specific glycerol dehydrogenase from Aerobacter aerogenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 75 (1953) 1005-1007.

3. Lin, E.C.C. and Magasanik, B. The activation of glycerol dehydrogenase from Aerobacter aerogenes by monovalent cations. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 1820-1823.

[EC created 1961]

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