EC - Phenylalanine dehydrogenase

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Accepted name:
phenylalanine dehydrogenase
Other names:
L-phenylalanine dehydrogenase
Systematic name:
L-phenylalanine:NAD+ oxidoreductase (deaminating)



The enzymes from Bacillus badius and Sporosarcina ureae are highly specific for L-phenylalanine; that from Bacillus sphaericus also acts on L-tyrosine.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00071
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050175
CAS Registry Number: 69403-12-9


  1. Asano, Y., Nakazawa, A. and Endo, K.
    Novel phenylalanine dehydrogenases from Sporosarcina ureae and Bacillus sphaericus. Purification and characterization.
    J. Biol. Chem. 262: 10346-10354 (1987). [PMID: 3112142]
  2. Asano, Y., Nakazawa, A., Endo, K., Hibino, Y., Ohmori, M., Numao, N. and Kondo, K.
    Phenylalanine dehydrogenase of Bacillus badius. Purification, characterization and gene cloning.
    Eur. J. Biochem. 168: 153-159 (1987). [PMID: 3311741]

[EC created 1989]