EC - Hexadecanol dehydrogenase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
hexadecanol dehydrogenase
Systematic name:
hexadecanol:NAD+ oxidoreductase



The liver enzyme acts on long-chain alcohols from C8 to C16. The Euglena enzyme also oxidizes the corresponding aldehydes to fatty acids.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047978
CAS Registry Number: 62213-59-6


  1. Kolattukuday, P.E.
    Reduction of fatty acids to alcohols by cell-free preparations of Euglena gracilis.
    Biochemistry 9: 1095-1102 (1970). [PMID: 4313936]
  2. Stoffel, W., Le Kim, D. and Heyn, G.
    Metabolism of sphingosine bases. XIV. Sphinganine (dihydrosphingosine), an effective donor of the alk-1-enyl chain of plasmalogens.
    Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 351: 875-883 (1970). [PMID: 5432753]

[EC created 1976]