IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: taurine dehydrogenase

Reaction: taurine + H2O + acceptor = 2-sulfoacetaldehyde + NH3 + reduced acceptor

Glossary: 2-sulfoacetaldehyde = 2-oxoethanesulfonate
taurine = 2-aminoethanesulfonate

Other name(s): taurine:(acceptor) oxidoreductase (deaminating); N-methyltaurine dehydrogenase; TauXY; TDH

Systematic name: taurine:acceptor oxidoreductase (deaminating)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 50812-14-1


1. Kondo, H., Kagotani, K., Oshima, M. and Ishimoto, M. Purification and some properties of taurine dehydrogenase from a bacterium. J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 73 (1973) 1269-1278. [PMID: 4724302]

[EC created 1976]

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