EC - Aryl-alcohol dehydrogenase

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Accepted name:
aryl-alcohol dehydrogenase
Other names:
p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol dehydrogenase
benzyl alcohol dehydrogenase
coniferyl alcohol dehydrogenase
Systematic name:
aryl-alcohol:NAD+ oxidoreductase



A group of enzymes with broad specificity towards primary alcohols with an aromatic or cyclohex-1-ene ring, but with low or no activity towards short-chain aliphatic alcohols.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , NIST 74 , UM-BBD , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00058
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0018456
CAS Registry Number: 37250-26-3


  1. Suhara, K., Takemori, S. and Katagiri, M.
    The purification and properties of benzylalcohol dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas sp.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 130 : 422-429 (1969). [PMID: 5778658]
  2. Yamanaka, K. and Minoshima, R.
    Identification and characterization of a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-dependent para-hydroxybenzyl alcohol-dehydrogenase from Rhodopseudomonas acidophila M402.
    Agric. Biol. Chem. 48 : 1161-1171 (1984).

[EC created 1972, modified 1989]