IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: hexadecanal dehydrogenase (acylating)

Reaction: hexadecanal + CoA + NAD+ = hexadecanoyl-CoA + NADH + H+

Other name(s): fatty acyl-CoA reductase

Systematic name: hexadecanal:NAD+ oxidoreductase (CoA-acylating)

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on octadecanoyl-CoA.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 72561-01-4


1. Johnson, R.C. and Gilbertson, J.R. Isolation, characterization, and partial purification of a fatty acyl coenzyme A reductase from bovine cardiac muscle. J. Biol. Chem. 247 (1972) 6991-6998. [PMID: 4343165]

[EC created 1978]

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