Reaction: an aromatic alcohol + NAD+ = an aromatic aldehyde + NADH + H+
Other name(s): p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol dehydrogenase; benzyl alcohol dehydrogenase; coniferyl alcohol dehydrogenase
Systematic name: aryl-alcohol:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: A group of enzymes with broad specificity towards primary alcohols with an aromatic or cyclohex-1-ene ring, but with low or no activity towards short-chain aliphatic alcohols.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 37250-26-3
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