EC - 3-(aryl)acrylate reductase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
3-(aryl)acrylate reductase
Systematic name:
3-(phenyl)propanoate:electron-transfer flavoprotein 2,3-oxidoreductase



The enzyme, found in some amino acid-fermenting anaerobic bacteria, participates in the fermentation pathways of L-phenylalanine, L-tyrosine, and L-tryptophan. Unlike EC, 2-enoate reductase, this enzyme has minimal activity with crotonate.

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


  1. Dodd, D., Spitzer, M. H., Van Treuren, W., Merrill, B. D., Hryckowian, A. J., Higginbottom, S. K., Le, A., Cowan, T. M., Nolan, G. P., Fischbach, M. A., Sonnenburg, J. L.
    A gut bacterial pathway metabolizes aromatic amino acids into nine circulating metabolites.
    Nature 551 : 648-652 (2017). [PMID: 29168502]

[EC created 2019]