IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-sulfolactaldehyde dehydrogenase

Reaction: (2S)-3-sulfolactaldehyde + NAD(P)+ + H2O = (2S)-3-sulfolactate + NAD(P)H + H+

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Glossary: (2S)-3-sulfolactaldehyde = (2)-2-hydroxy-3-oxopropane-1-sulfonate

Other name(s): SLA dehydrogenase

Systematic name: (2S)-3-sulfolactaldehyde:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Pseudomonas putida SQ1, participates in a sulfoquinovose degradation pathway. Also acts on succinate semialdehyde.

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1. Felux, A.K., Spiteller, D., Klebensberger, J. and Schleheck, D. Entner-Doudoroff pathway for sulfoquinovose degradation in Pseudomonas putida SQ1. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112 (2015) E4298-E4305. [PMID: 26195800]

[EC created 2015]

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