KEGG   ENZYME: 1.1.1.321Help
Entry
EC 1.1.1.321                Enzyme                                 

Name
benzil reductase [(R)-benzoin forming]
Class
Oxidoreductases;
Acting on the CH-OH group of donors;
With NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
(R)-benzoin:NADP+ oxidoreductase
Reaction(IUBMB)
(R)-benzoin + NADP+ = benzil + NADPH + H+ [RN:R09933]
Reaction(KEGG)
Substrate
(R)-benzoin [CPD:C20228];
NADP+ [CPD:C00006]
Product
benzil [CPD:C20226];
NADPH [CPD:C00005];
H+ [CPD:C00080]
Comment
The enzyme from the bacterium Xanthomonas oryzae is able to reduce enantioselectively only one of the two carbonyl groups of benzil to give optically active (R)-benzoin.
History
EC 1.1.1.321 created 2012
Reference
1
  Authors
Konishi, J., Ohta, H. and Tuchihashi, G.
  Title
Asymmetric reduction of benzil to benzoin catalyzed by the enzyme system of a microorganism.
  Journal
Chem. Lett. 14 (1985) 1111-1112.
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