IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: erythrulose reductase

Reaction: D-threitol + NADP+ = D-erythrulose + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): D-erythrulose reductase; erythritol:NADP+ oxidoreductase

Systematic name: D-threitol:NADP+ oxidoreductase

Comments: NAD+ is also utilized, more slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 52064-49-0


1. Uehara, K., Tanimoto, T. and Sato, H. Studies on D-tetrose metabolism. IV. Purification and some properties of D-erythrulose reductase from beef liver. J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 75 (1974) 333-345. [PMID: 4152124]

[EC created 1976]

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