IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-hexadecenal reductase

Reaction: hexadecanal + NADP+ = 2-trans-hexadecenal + NADPH + H+

Other name(s): 2-alkenal reductase; hexadecanal: NADP+ oxidoreductase

Systematic name: hexadecanal:NADP+ Δ2-oxidoreductase

Comments: Specific for long chain 2-trans- and 2-cis-alkenals, with chain length optimum around 14 to 16 carbon atoms.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 52227-95-9


1. Stoffel, W. and Därr, W. 2-Alkenal reductase isolation, properties and specificities. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 355 (1974) 54-60. [PMID: 4154890]

[EC created 1976]

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