Reaction: fluoroacetaldehyde + NAD+ + H2O = fluoroacetate + NADH + 2 H+
Systematic name: fluoroacetaldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme from Streptomyces cattleya has a high affinity for fluoroacetate and glycolaldehyde but not for acetaldehyde.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 387336-50-7
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