IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-octopine dehydrogenase

Reaction: N2-(D-1-carboxyethyl)-L-arginine + NAD+ + H2O = L-arginine + pyruvate + NADH + H+

Other name(s): D-octopine synthase; octopine dehydrogenase; octopine:NAD+ oxidoreductase; ODH

Systematic name: N2-(D-1-carboxyethyl)-L-arginine:NAD+ oxidoreductase (L-arginine-forming)

Comments: In the reverse direction, acts also on L-ornithine, L-lysine and L-histidine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37256-27-2


1. Kemp, J.D., Hack, E., Sutton, D.W. and El-Wakil, M. Unusual amino acids and their relationship to tumorigenesis. Proc. Int. Conf. Plant Pathol. Bact. 4th, (1979) 183-188.

2. van Thoai, N., Huc, C., Pho, D.B. and Olomucki, A. Octopine déhydrogénase. Purification et propriétés catalytiques. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 191 (1969) 46-57. [PMID: 4310628]

[EC created 1972]

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