IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: diaminopimelate dehydrogenase

Reaction: meso-2,6-diaminoheptanedioate + H2O + NADP+ = L-2-amino-6-oxoheptanedioate + NH3 + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): meso-α,ε-diaminopimelate dehydrogenase; meso-diaminopimelate dehydrogenase

Systematic name: meso-2,6-diaminoheptanedioate:NADP+ oxidoreductase (deaminating)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 60894-21-5


1. Misono, H., Togawa, H., Yamamoto, T. and Soda, K. Occurrence of meso-α,ε-diaminopimelate dehydrogenase in Bacillus sphaericus. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 72 (1976) 89-93. [PMID: 10904]

2. Misono, H., Togawa, H., Yamamoto, T. and Soda, K. meso-α,ε-Diaminopimelate D-dehydrogenase: distribution and the reaction product. J. Bacteriol. 137 (1979) 22-27. [PMID: 762012]

[EC created 1981]

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