3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (IPR011294)

Short name: 3-OHbutyrate_DH

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


This entry represents a subfamily of the short chain dehydrogenases. Characterised members so far as 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenases and are found in species that accumulate ester polymers called polyhydroxyalkanoic acids (PHAs) under certain conditions. Several members of the family are from species not known to accumulate PHAs, including Oceanobacillus iheyensis and Bacillus subtilis. However, polymer formation is not required for there be a role for 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase; it may be members of this family have the same function in those species.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0055114 oxidation-reduction process

Molecular Function

GO:0003858 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.