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Accepted name: homoisocitrate dehydrogenase
Reaction: (1R,2S)-1-hydroxybutane-1,2,4-tricarboxylate + NAD+ = 2-oxoadipate + CO2 + NADH + H+
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Glossary: homoisocitrate = (-)-threo-homoisocitrate = (1R,2S)-1-hydroxybutane-1,2,4-tricarboxylate
Other name(s): 2-hydroxy-3-carboxyadipate dehydrogenase; 3-carboxy-2-hydroxyadipate dehydrogenase; homoisocitric dehydrogenase; (-)-1-hydroxy-1,2,4-butanetricarboxylate:NAD+ oxidoreductase (decarboxylating); 3-carboxy-2-hydroxyadipate:NAD+ oxidoreductase (decarboxylating); HICDH
Systematic name: (1R,2S)-1-hydroxybutane-1,2,4-tricarboxylate:NAD+ oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Comments: Forms part of the lysine biosynthesis pathway in fungi [3].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9067-90-7
1.  Strassman, M. and Ceci, L.N. Enzymatic formation of α-ketoadipic acid from homoisocitric acid. J. Biol. Chem. 240 (1965) 4357–4361. [PMID: 4284830]
2.  Rowley, B. and Tucci, A.F. Homoisocitric dehydrogenase from yeast. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 141 (1970) 499–510. [PMID: 4395693]
3.  Zabriskie, T.M. and Jackson, M.D. Lysine biosynthesis and metabolism in fungi. Nat. Prod. Rep. 17 (2000) 85–97. [PMID: 10714900]
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