IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycolate dehydrogenase

Reaction: glycolate + acceptor = glyoxylate + reduced acceptor

Other name(s): glycolate oxidoreductase; glycolic acid dehydrogenase; glycolate:(acceptor) 2-oxidoreductase

Systematic name: glycolate:acceptor 2-oxidoreductase

Comments: Also acts on (R)-lactate. 2,6-Dichloroindophenol and phenazine methosulfate can act as acceptors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37368-32-4


1. Lord, J.M. Glycolate oxidoreductase in Escherichia coli. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 267 (1972) 227-237. [PMID: 4557653]

[EC created 1978]

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