IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucuronate reductase

Reaction: L-gulonate + NADP+ = D-glucuronate + NADPH + H+

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Other name(s): aldehyde reductase; L-hexonate:NADP dehydrogenase; TPN-L-gulonate dehydrogenase; aldehyde reductase II; NADP-L-gulonate dehydrogenase; D-glucuronate dehydrogenase; D-glucuronate reductase; L-glucuronate reductase (incorrect)

Systematic name: L-gulonate:NADP+ 6-oxidoreductase

Comments: Also reduces D-galacturonate. May be identical with EC [alcohol dehydrogenase (NADP+)].

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9028-29-9


1. Sivak, A. and Hoffmann-Ostenhof, O. Enzymes of meso-inositol catabolism in the yeast Schwanniomyces occidentalis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 53 (1961) 426-428.

2. von Wartburg, J.P. and Wermoth, B. Aldehyde reductase. In: Jakoby, W.B. (Ed.), Enzymatic Basis of Detoxication, vol. 1, Academic Press, New York, 1980, p. 249-260.

3. York, J.L., Grollman, A.P. and Bublitz, C. TPN-L-gulonate dehydrogenase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 47 (1961) 298-306.

[EC created 1961]

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