IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: lactaldehyde reductase

Reaction: (R)[or (S)]-propane-1,2-diol + NAD+ = (R)[or (S)]-lactaldehyde + NADH + H+

Other name(s): propanediol:nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) oxidoreductase; L-lactaldehyde:propanediol oxidoreductase

Systematic name: (R)[or (S)]-propane-1,2-diol:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37250-15-0


1. Ting, S.-M., Sellinger, O.Z. and Miller, O.N. The metabolism of lactaldehyde. VI. The reduction of D- and L-lactaldehyde in rat liver. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 89 (1964) 217-225.

[EC created 1972]

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