IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: tauropine dehydrogenase

Reaction: tauropine + NAD+ + H2O = taurine + pyruvate + NADH + H+

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

Comments: In the reverse reaction, alanine can act instead of taurine, but more slowly, and 2-oxobutanoate and 2-oxopentanoate can act instead of pyruvate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 104645-74-1


1. Gäde, G. Purification and properties of tauropine dehydrogenase from the shell adductor muscle of the ormer, Haliotis lamellosa. Eur. J. Biochem. 160 (1986) 311-318. [PMID: 3769931]

[EC created 1989]

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