Benzil reductase ((R)-benzoin forming)

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Benzil reductase ((R)-benzoin forming)
Identifiers
EC number 1.1.1.321
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
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MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum

Benzil reductase ((R)-benzoin forming) (EC 1.1.1.321) is an enzyme with systematic name (R)-benzoin:NADP+ oxidoreductase.[1] This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

(R)-benzoin + NADP+ benzil + NADPH + H+

The bacterial enzyme (Xanthomonas oryzae) enantioselectively reduces one of the two carbonyl groups of benzil to form optically active (R)-benzoin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Konishi, J.; Ohta, H.; Tuchihashi, G. (1985). "Asymmetric reduction of benzil to benzoin catalyzed by the enzyme system of a microorganism". Chem. Lett. 14: 1111–1112. doi:10.1246/cl.1985.1111. 

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