IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-dehydro-bile acid Δ4,6-reductase

Reaction: (1) 3-oxocholan-24-oyl-CoA + NAD+ = 3-oxochol-4-en-24-oyl-CoA + NADH + H+
(2) 3-oxochol-4-en-24-oyl-CoA + NAD+ = 3-oxochol-4,6-dien-24-oyl-CoA + NADH + H+
(3) 12α-hydroxy-3-oxocholan-24-oyl-CoA + NAD+ = 12α-hydroxy-3-oxochol-4-en-24-oyl-CoA + NADH + H+
(4) 12α-hydroxy-3-oxochol-4-en-24-oyl-CoA + NAD+ = 12α-hydroxy-3-oxochol-4,6-dien-24-oyl-CoA + NADH + H+

Other name(s): baiN (gene name)

Systematic name: 3-oxocholan-24-oyl-CoA Δ4,6-oxidoreductase

Comments: Contains flavin. The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Clostridium scindens, participates in the bile acid 7α-dehydroxylation pathway. The enzyme catalyses two subsequent reductions of the double bonds within the bile acid A/B rings, following 7α-dehydration.

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1. Harris, S.C., Devendran, S., Alves, J.MP., Mythen, S.M., Hylemon, P.B. and Ridlon, J.M. Identification of a gene encoding a flavoprotein involved in bile acid metabolism by the human gut bacterium Clostridium scindens ATCC 35704. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1863 (2018) 276-283. [PMID: 29217478]

[EC created 2018]

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