IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: γ-guanidinobutyraldehyde dehydrogenase

Reaction: 4-guanidinobutanal + NAD+ + H2O = 4-guanidinobutanoate + NADH + 2 H+

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Other name(s): α-guanidinobutyraldehyde dehydrogenase; 4-guanidinobutyraldehyde dehydrogenase; GBAL dehydrogenase

Systematic name: 4-guanidinobutanal:NAD+ 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: Involved in the degradation of arginine in Pseudomonas putida (cf. EC aminobutyraldehyde dehydrogenase).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 56831-75-5


1. Yorifuji, T., Koike, K., Sakurai, T. and Yokoyama, K. 4-Aminobutyraldehyde and 4-guanidinobutyraldehyde dehydrogenases for arginine degradation in Pseudomonas putida. Agric. Biol. Chem. 50 (1986) 2009-2016.

[EC created 1989]

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