IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: lactaldehyde dehydrogenase

Reaction: (S)-lactaldehyde + NAD+ + H2O = (S)-lactate + NADH + 2 H+

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

Systematic name: (S)-lactaldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37250-90-1


1. Rembold, H. and Simmersbach, F. Catabolism of pteridine cofactors. II. A specific pterin deaminase in rat liver. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 184 (1969) 589-596. [PMID: 5821022]

2. Sridhara, S. and Wu, T.T. Purification and properties of lactaldehyde dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 5233-5238. [PMID: 4310089]

[EC created 1972]

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