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).
Catalytic activity: Glycerol + NAD(+) = glycerone + NADH.
Cofactor: Binds 1 zinc ion per subunit (By similarity).
Pathway: Polyol metabolism; glycerol fermentation; glycerone phosphate from glycerol (oxidative route): step 1/2.
Similarity: Belongs to the iron-containing alcohol dehydrogenase family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.