Reaction: L-xylose + NADP+ = L-xylono-1,4-lactone + NADPH + H+
Other name(s): L-xylose dehydrogenase; NADPH-xylose reductase
Systematic name: L-xylose:NADP+ 1-oxidoreductase
Comments: Also oxidizes D-arabinose and D-lyxose.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37250-44-5
1. Uehara, K. and Takeda, M. L-Xylose dehydrogenase in bakers' yeast. J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 52 (1962) 461-463.