IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycerol dehydrogenase (acceptor)

Reaction: glycerol + acceptor = glycerone + reduced acceptor

Other name(s): glycerol:(acceptor) 1-oxidoreductase

Systematic name: glycerol:acceptor 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: A quinoprotein. Also acts, more slowly, on a number of other polyols including D-sorbitol, D-arabitol, meso-erythritol, adonitol and propylene glycol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 249285-11-8


1. Ameyama, M., Shinagawa, E., Matsushita, K. and Adachi, O. Solubilization, purification and properties of membrane-bound glycerol dehydrogenase from Gluconobacter industrius. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 1001-1010.

[EC created 1989]

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