IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aryl-aldehyde dehydrogenase

Reaction: an aromatic aldehyde + NAD+ + H2O = an aromatic acid + NADH + H+

Systematic name: aryl-aldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Oxidizes a number of aromatic aldehydes, but not aliphatic aldehydes.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37250-94-5


1. Raison, J.K., Henson, G. and Rienits, K.G. The oxidation of gentisaldehyde by nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide-specific, aromatic aldehyde dehydrogenase from rabbit liver. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 118 (1966) 285-298. [PMID: 4289834]

[EC created 1972]

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