IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: strombine dehydrogenase

Reaction: N-(carboxymethyl)-D-alanine + NAD+ + H2O = glycine + pyruvate + NADH + H+

Other name(s): strombine[N-(carboxymethyl)-D-alanine]dehydrogenase; N-(carboxymethyl)-D-alanine: NAD+ oxidoreductase

Systematic name: N-(carboxymethyl)-D-alanine:NAD+ oxidoreductase (glycine-forming)

Comments: Also catalyses the reaction of EC alanopine dehydrogenase, but more slowly. Does not act on L-strombine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 79393-84-3


1. Dando, P.R. Strombine [N-(carboxymethyl)-D-alanine] dehydrogenase and alanopine [meso-N-(1-carboxyethyl)-alanine dehydrogenase from the mussel Mytilus edulis L. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 9 (1981) 297-298.

[EC created 1986]

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