IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycolaldehyde dehydrogenase

Reaction: glycolaldehyde + NAD+ + H2O = glycolate + NADH + 2 H+

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Other name(s): glycol aldehyde dehydrogenase

Systematic name: glycolaldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37250-89-8


1. Davies, D.D. The purification and properties of glycolaldehyde dehydrogenase. J. Exp. Bot. 11 (1960) 289-295.

[EC created 1972]

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