EC - L-glycol dehydrogenase

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Accepted name:
L-glycol dehydrogenase
Other names:
L-(+)-glycol:NAD(P) oxidoreductase
L-glycol:NAD(P) dehydrogenase
glycol (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate)) dehydrogenase
Systematic name:
L-glycol:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase



The 2-hydroxycarbonyl compound formed can be further oxidized to a vicinal dicarbonyl compound. In the reverse direction, vicinal diketones, glyceraldehyde, glyoxal, methylglyoxal, 2-oxo-hydroxyketones and 2-ketoacid esters can be reduced.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050026
CAS Registry Number: 77967-75-0


  1. Bernardo, A., Burgos, J. and Martin, R.
    Purification and some properties of L-glycol dehydrogenase from hen's muscle.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 659: 189-198 (1981). [PMID: 7018582]

[EC created 1984]