Reaction: 1,5-anhydro-D-glucitol + NADP+ = 1,5-anhydro-D-fructose + NADPH + H+
Systematic name: 1,5-anhydro-D-glucitol:NADP+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Also reduces pyridine-3-aldehyde and 2,3-butanedione. Acetaldehyde, 2-dehydroglucose (glucosone) and glucuronate are poor substrates, but there is no detectable action on glucose, mannose and fructose.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 206138-19-4
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