IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glutamate dehydrogenase

Reaction: L-glutamate + H2O + NAD+ = 2-oxoglutarate + NH3 + NADH + H+

Other name(s): glutamic dehydrogenase; glutamate dehydrogenase (NAD); glutamate oxidoreductase; glutamic acid dehydrogenase; L-glutamate dehydrogenase; NAD-dependent glutamate dehydrogenase; NAD-dependent glutamic dehydrogenase; NAD-glutamate dehydrogenase; NAD-linked glutamate dehydrogenase; NAD-linked glutamic dehydrogenase; NAD-specific glutamic dehydrogenase; NAD-specific glutamate dehydrogenase; NAD:glutamate oxidoreductase; NADH-linked glutamate dehydrogenase

Systematic name: L-glutamate:NAD+ oxidoreductase (deaminating)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-46-1


1. Frieden, C. L-Glutamate dehydrogenase. In: Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd ed. vol. 7, Academic Press, New York, 1963, p. 3-24.

2. Nisman, B. The Stickland reaction. Bacteriol. Rev. 18 (1954) 16-42.

3. Pahlich, E. and Joy, K.W. Glutamate dehydrogenase from pea roots: purification and properties of the enzyme. Can. J. Biochem. 49 (1971) 127-138. [PMID: 4324282]

4. Smith, E.L., Austen, B.M., Blumenthal, K.M. and Nyc, J.F. Glutamate dehydrogenases. In: Boyer, P.D. (Ed.), The Enzymes, 3rd ed., vol. 11, Academic Press, New York, 1975, p. 293-367.

[EC created 1961]

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