Reaction: trypanothione + NADP+ = trypanothione disulfide + NADPH + H+
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Other name(s): trypanothione reductase; NADPH2:trypanothione oxidoreductase
Systematic name: trypanothione:NADP+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Trypanothione disulfide is the oxidized form of N1,N6-bis(glutathionyl)-spermidine from the insect-parasitic trypanosomatid Crithidia fasciculata. The enzyme from Crithidia fasciculata is a flavoprotein (FAD), whose activity is dependent on a redox-active cystine at the active centre. (cf. EC 126.96.36.199, glutathione-disulfide reductase)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 102210-35-5
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