Reaction: D-xylose + NADP+ = D-xylono-1,5-lactone + NADPH + H+
Other name(s): D-xylose (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) dehydrogenase; D-xylose-NADP dehydrogenase; D-xylose:NADP+ oxidoreductase; D-xylose 1-dehydrogenase (NADP)
Systematic name: D-xylose:NADP+ 1-oxidoreductase
Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on L-arabinose and D-ribose.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 83534-37-6
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2. Wissler, J.H. Direct spectrophotometric and specific quantitative determination of free and bound D-xylose by analytical application of a new enzyme, D-xylose:NADP-oxidoreductase. Fresenius' Z. Anal. Chem. 290 (1978) 179-180.