IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: salicylaldehyde dehydrogenase

Reaction: salicylaldehyde + NAD+ + H2O = salicylate + NADH + 2 H+

Glossary: salicylaldehyde = 2-hydroxybenzaldehyde

Systematic name: salicylaldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Involved in the naphthalene degradation pathway in some bacteria.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 55354-34-2


1. Eaton, R. and Chapman, P.J. Bacterial metabolism of naphthalene: construction and use of recombinant bacteria to study ring cleavage of 1,2-dihydroxynaphthalene and subsequent reactions. J. Bacteriol. 174 (1992) 7542-7554. [PMID: 1447127]

[EC created 2000, modified 2011]

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