IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: acrylate reductase

Reaction: propanoate + NAD+ = acrylate + NADH + H+

Other name(s): ard (gene name); NADH:acrylate oxidoreductase

Systematic name: propanoate:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the marine bacterium Vibrio harveyi, enables the organism to utilize acrylate as the terminal electron acceptor for NADH regeneration under anaerobic conditions.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, ExplorEnz, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Bertsova, Y.V., Serebryakova, M.V., Baykov, A.A. and Bogachev, A.V. A novel, NADH-dependent acrylate reductase in Vibrio harveyi. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 88 (2022) e0051922. [PMID: 35612301]

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