EC 1.1.1.321 - Benzil reductase [(R)-benzoin forming]

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EC 1.1.1.321

Names

Accepted name:
benzil reductase [(R)-benzoin forming]
Systematic name:
(R)-benzoin:NADP+ oxidoreductase

Reaction

Comments:

The enzyme from the bacterium Xanthomonas oryzae is able to reduce enantioselectively only one of the two carbonyl groups of benzil to give optically active (R)-benzoin.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB

References

  1. Konishi, J., Ohta, H. and Tuchihashi, G.
    Asymmetric reduction of benzil to benzoin catalyzed by the enzyme system of a microorganism.
    Chem. Lett. 14 : 1111-1112 (1985).

[EC 1.1.1.321 created 2012]