IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (S)-carnitine 3-dehydrogenase

Reaction: (S)-carnitine + NAD+ = 3-dehydrocarnitine + NADH + H+

Systematic name: (S)-carnitine:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: specific for the (S)-enantiomer of carnitine, i.e., the enantiomer of the substrate of EC carnitine 3-dehydrogenase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 54215-16-4, 169277-49-0


1. Setyahadi, S., Ueyama, T., Arimoto, T., Mori, N. and Kitamoto, Y. Purification and properties of a new enzyme, D-carnitine dehydrogenase, from Agrobacterium sp. 525a. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 61 (1997) 1055-1058. [PMID: 9214773]

[EC created 1999]

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