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Accepted name: D-xylulose reductase
Reaction: xylitol + NAD+ = D-xylulose + NADH + H+
Other name(s): NAD+-dependent xylitol dehydrogenase; xylitol dehydrogenase (ambiguous); erythritol dehydrogenase; 2,3-cis-polyol(DPN) dehydrogenase (C3-5); pentitol-DPN dehydrogenase (ambiguous); xylitol-2-dehydrogenase
Systematic name: xylitol:NAD+ 2-oxidoreductase (D-xylulose-forming)
Comments: Also acts as an L-erythrulose reductase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9028-16-4
1.  Chiang, C. and Knight, S.G. A new pathway of pentose metabolism. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 3 (1960) 554–559. [PMID: 13692998]
2.  Hickman, J. and Ashwell, G. A sensitive and stereospecific enzymatic assay for xylulose. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 758–761. [PMID: 13654257]
3.  Jakoby, W.B. and Fredericks, J. Erythritol dehydrogenase from Aerobacter aerogenes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 48 (1961) 26–32. [PMID: 13789254]
[EC created 1961]

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