Involved in the biosynthetic pathway of the aminoglycoside antibiotics of the butirosin family. The enzyme from Bacillus circulans was shown to be a radical S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) enzyme. cf. EC 126.96.36.1999, 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosamine dehydrogenase.
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