Glycerol dehydrogenase (NADP+)

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glycerol dehydrogenase (NADP+)
EC no.
CAS no.37250-11-6
IntEnzIntEnz view
ExPASyNiceZyme view
MetaCycmetabolic pathway
PDB structuresRCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene OntologyAmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a glycerol dehydrogenase (NADP+) (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

glycerol + NADP+ D-glyceraldehyde + NADPH + H+

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are glycerol and NADP+, whereas its 3 products are D-glyceraldehyde, NADPH, and H+.

This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-OH group of donor with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is glycerol:NADP+ oxidoreductase. This enzyme is also called glycerol dehydrogenase (NADP+). This enzyme participates in glycerolipid metabolism.


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