IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: NADH peroxidase

Reaction: NADH + H+ + H2O2 = NAD+ + 2 H2O

Other name(s): DPNH peroxidase; NAD peroxidase; diphosphopyridine nucleotide peroxidase; NADH-peroxidase; nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide peroxidase; NADH2 peroxidase

Systematic name: NADH:hydrogen-peroxide oxidoreductase

Comments: A flavoprotein (FAD). Ferricyanide, quinones, etc., can replace H2O2.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-24-0


1. Domagk, G.F. and Horecker, B.L. Fructose and erythrose metabolism in Alcaligenes faecalis. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 109 (1965) 342-349.

2. Mizushima, S. and Kitahara, K. Purification and properties of DPNH peroxidase in Lactobacillus casei. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 8 (1962) 56-62.

3. Walker, G.A. and Kilgour, G.L. Pyridine nucleotide oxidizing enzymes of Lactobacillus casei. II. Oxidase and peroxidase. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 131 (1965) 534-539. [PMID: 4285876]

[EC created 1961]

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