L-iditol 2-dehydrogenase

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L-iditol 2-dehydrogenase
Sorbitol dehydrogenase tetramer, Human
EC no.
CAS no.9028-21-1
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PDB structuresRCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
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In enzymology, a L-iditol 2-dehydrogenase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

L-iditol + NAD+ ⇌ L-sorbose + NADH + H+

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are L-iditol and NAD+, whereas its 3 products are L-sorbose, NADH, 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 L-iditol:NAD+ 2-oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include polyol dehydrogenase, sorbitol dehydrogenase, L-iditol:NAD+ 5-oxidoreductase, L-iditol (sorbitol) dehydrogenase, glucitol dehydrogenase, L-iditol:NAD+ oxidoreductase, NAD+-dependent sorbitol dehydrogenase, NAD+-dependent sorbitol dehydrogenase, and NAD+-sorbitol dehydrogenase. This enzyme participates in fructose and mannose metabolism.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 4 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1K2W, 1PL6, 1PL7, and 1PL8.


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