IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase

Reaction: NADPH + NAD+ = NADP+ + NADH

Other name(s): pyridine nucleotide transhydrogenase; transhydrogenase (ambiguous); nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate) transhydrogenase (ambiguous); NAD+ transhydrogenase (ambiguous); NADH transhydrogenase (misleading); nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (ambiguous); NADPH-NAD+ transhydrogenase (ambiguous); pyridine nucleotide transferase (ambiguous); NADPH-NAD+ oxidoreductase (ambiguous); NADH-NADP+-transhydrogenase (ambiguous); NADPH:NAD+ transhydrogenase; H+-Thase (ambiguous); non-energy-linked transhydrogenase (ambiguous)

Systematic name: NADPH:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme catalyses the NADPH-driven reduction of NAD+. This entry stands for enzymes whose stereo-specificity with respect to NADPH is not known. [cf. EC, NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase (Si-specific) and EC NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase (Re/Si-specific)].

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1. Keister D.L., San Pietro A., Stolzenbach F.E. Pyridine nucleotide transhydrogenase from spinach. I. Purification and properties. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 2989-2996. [PMID: 13752224]

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