IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: lactaldehyde reductase (NADPH)

Reaction: propane-1,2-diol + NADP+ = L-lactaldehyde + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): lactaldehyde (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) reductase; NADP-1,2-propanediol dehydrogenase; propanediol dehydrogenase; 1,2-propanediol:NADP+ oxidoreductase; lactaldehyde reductase (NADPH2)

Systematic name: propane-1,2-diol:NADP+ oxidoreductase

Comments: May be identical with EC alcohol dehydrogenase (NADP+).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9028-43-7


1. Gupta, N.K. and Robinson, W.G. The enzymatic conversion of lactaldehyde to propanediol. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 1609-1612.

[EC created 1965]

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