IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 1-butanol dehydrogenase (cytochrome c)

Reaction: butan-1-ol + 2 ferricytochrome c = butanal + 2 ferrocytochrome c + 2 H+

Other name(s): BDH

Systematic name: butan-1-ol:ferricytochrome c oxidoreductase

Comments: This periplasmic quinoprotein alcohol dehydrogenase, characterized from the bacterium Thauera butanivorans, is involved in butane degradation. It contains both pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) and heme c prosthetic groups. cf. EC, 1-butanol dehydrogenase (quinone).

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1. Vangnai, A.S. and Arp, D.J. An inducible 1-butanol dehydrogenase, a quinohaemoprotein, is involved in the oxidation of butane by 'Pseudomonas butanovora'. Microbiology 147 (2001) 745-756. [PMID: 11238982]

2. Vangnai, A.S., Arp, D.J. and Sayavedra-Soto, L.A. Two distinct alcohol dehydrogenases participate in butane metabolism by Pseudomonas butanovora. J. Bacteriol. 184 (2002) 1916-1924. [PMID: 11889098]

3. Vangnai, A.S., Sayavedra-Soto, L.A. and Arp, D.J. Roles for the two 1-butanol dehydrogenases of Pseudomonas butanovora in butane and 1-butanol metabolism. J. Bacteriol. 184 (2002) 4343-4350. [PMID: 12142403]

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