IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: long-chain-alcohol dehydrogenase

Reaction: a long-chain alcohol + 2 NAD+ + H2O = a long-chain carboxylate + 2 NADH + 2 H+

Other name(s): long-chain alcohol dehydrogenase; fatty alcohol oxidoreductase

Systematic name: long-chain-alcohol:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Hexadecanol is a good substrate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 76774-36-2


1. Lee, T.-C. Characterization of fatty alcohol:NAD+ oxidoreductase from rat liver. J. Biol. Chem. 254 (1979) 2892-2896. [PMID: 34610]

[EC created 1984]

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