IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: L-amino-acid dehydrogenase

Reaction: an L-amino acid + H2O + NAD+ = a 2-oxo carboxylate + NH3 + NADH + H+

Systematic name: L-amino-acid:NAD+ oxidoreductase (deaminating)

Comments: Acts on aliphatic amino acids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9029-13-4


1. Nisman, B. and Mager, J. Diphosphopyridine nucleotide and phosphate requirement for oxidation of amino-acids by cell-free extracts of obligate anaerobes. Nature (Lond.) 169 (1952) 243-244.

[EC created 1961]

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