IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pimeloyl-CoA dehydrogenase

Reaction: pimeloyl-CoA + NAD+ = 6-carboxyhex-2-enoyl-CoA + NADH + H+

Glossary entries:
pimelic acid = heptanedioic acid

Systematic name: pimeloyl-CoA:NAD+ oxidoreductase

Comments: Involved in the benzoate degradation (anaerobic) pathway in bacteria.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 276682-23-6


1. Gallus, C. and Schink, B. Anaerobic degradation of pimelate by newly isolated denitrifying bacteria. Microbiology 140 (1994) 409-416. [PMID: 8180704]

[EC created 2000]

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