EC - L-galactonate 5-dehydrogenase

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Accepted name:
L-galactonate 5-dehydrogenase
Other names:
lgoD (gene name)
lgaC (gene name)
Systematic name:
L-galactonate:NAD+ 5-oxidoreductase



The enzyme, reported from the human gut bacteria Escherichia coli and Bacteroides vulgatus, participates in an L-galactonate degradation pathway.

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


  1. Cooper, R. A.
    The pathway for L-galactonate catabolism in Escherichia coli K-12.
    FEBS Lett. 103 : 216-220 (1979). [PMID: 381020]
  2. Kuivanen, J., Richard, P.
    The yjjN of E. coli codes for an L-galactonate dehydrogenase and can be used for quantification of L-galactonate and L-gulonate.
    Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 173 : 1829-1835 (2014). [PMID: 24861318]
  3. Hobbs, M. E., Williams, H. J., Hillerich, B., Almo, S. C., Raushel, F. M.
    l-Galactose metabolism in Bacteroides vulgatus from the human gut microbiota.
    Biochemistry 53 : 4661-4670 (2014). [PMID: 24963813]

[EC created 2018]