Reaction: (R)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)lactate + NAD(P)+ = 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)pyruvate + NAD(P)H + H+
Other name(s): (R)-aromatic lactate dehydrogenase; D-hydrogenase, D-aryllactate
Systematic name: (R)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)lactate:NAD(P)+ 2-oxidoreductase
Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on (R)-3-phenyllactate, (R)-3-(indole-3-yl)lactate and (R)-lactate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 101754-02-3
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