EC - L-xylulose reductase

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Accepted name:
L-xylulose reductase
Other name:
xylitol dehydrogenase
Systematic name:
xylitol:NADP+ 4-oxidoreductase (L-xylulose-forming)


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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , NIST 74 , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0044105 , GO:0050038
CAS Registry Number: 9028-17-5
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (10) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Doten, R.C. and Mortlock, R.P.
    Characterization of xylitol-utilizing mutants of Erwinia uredovora.
    J. Bacteriol. 161: 529-533 (1985). [PMID: 2981816]
  2. Hickman, J. and Ashwell, G.
    A sensitive and stereospecific enzymatic assay for xylulose.
    J. Biol. Chem. 234: 758-761 (1959).
  3. Hollmann, S. and Touster, O.
    The L-xylulose-xylitol enzyme and other polyol dehydrogenases of guinea pig liver mitochondria.
    J. Biol. Chem. 225: 87-102 (1957).
  4. Touster, O., Reynolds, V.H. and Hutcheson, R.M.
    The reduction of L-xylulose to xylitol by guinea pig liver mitochondria.
    J. Biol. Chem. 221: 697-709 (1956).

[EC created 1961]