UniProt functional annotation for Q9WYQ4

UniProt code: Q9WYQ4.

Organism: Thermotoga maritima (strain ATCC 43589 / MSB8 / DSM 3109 / JCM 10099).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Thermotogae; Thermotogales; Thermotogaceae; Thermotoga.
Function: Catalyzes the NAD-dependent oxidation of glycerol to dihydroxyacetone (glycerone). Allows microorganisms to utilize glycerol as a source of carbon under anaerobic conditions (By similarity). {ECO:0000250}.
Catalytic activity: Glycerol + NAD(+) = glycerone + NADH.
Cofactor: Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105; Evidence={ECO:0000250}; Note=Binds 1 zinc ion per subunit. {ECO:0000250};
Pathway: Polyol metabolism; glycerol fermentation; glycerone phosphate from glycerol (oxidative route): step 1/2.
Similarity: Belongs to the iron-containing alcohol dehydrogenase family. {ECO:0000305}.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.