EC - L-arabinose 1-dehydrogenase [NAD(P)+]

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Accepted name:
L-arabinose 1-dehydrogenase [NAD(P)+]
Other name:
L-arabino-aldose dehydrogenase
Systematic name:
L-arabinose:NAD+ 1-oxidoreductase



The enzymes from the bacterium Azospirillum brasilense and the archaeon Haloferax volcanii are part of the L-arabinose degradation pathway and prefer NADP+ over NAD+. In vitro the enzyme from Azospirillum brasilense shows also high catalytic efficiency with D-galactose.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0044103


  1. Novick, N.J. and Tyler, M.E.
    Partial purification and properties of an L-arabinose dehydrogenase from Azospirillum brasilense.
    Can. J. Microbiol. 29 : 242-246 (1983).
  2. Watanabe, S., Kodaki, T., Kodak, T., Makino, K.
    Cloning, expression, and characterization of bacterial L-arabinose 1-dehydrogenase involved in an alternative pathway of L-arabinose metabolism.
    J. Biol. Chem. 281 : 2612-2623 (2006). [PMID: 16326697]
  3. Johnsen, U., Sutter, J. M., Zaiss, H., Schonheit, P.
    L-Arabinose degradation pathway in the haloarchaeon Haloferax volcanii involves a novel type of L-arabinose dehydrogenase.
    Extremophiles 17 : 897-909 (2013). [PMID: 23949136]

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