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Accepted name: saccharopine dehydrogenase (NAD+, L-lysine-forming)
Reaction: N6-(L-1,3-dicarboxypropyl)-L-lysine + NAD+ + H2O = L-lysine + 2-oxoglutarate + NADH + H+
For diagram of lysine catabolism, click here and for diagram of L-lysine synthesis, click here
Glossary: L-saccharopine = N6-(L-1,3-dicarboxypropyl)-L-lysine
Other name(s): lysine-2-oxoglutarate reductase; dehydrogenase, saccharopine (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, lysine forming); ε-N-(L-glutaryl-2)-L-lysine:NAD oxidoreductase (L-lysine forming); N6-(glutar-2-yl)-L-lysine:NAD oxidoreductase (L-lysine-forming); 6-N-(L-1,3-dicarboxypropyl)-L-lysine:NAD+ oxidoreductase (L-lysine-forming)
Systematic name: N6-(L-1,3-dicarboxypropyl)-L-lysine:NAD+ oxidoreductase (L-lysine-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9073-96-5
1.  Fujioka, M. and Nakatani, Y. Saccharopine dehydrogenase. Interaction with substrate analogues. Eur. J. Biochem. 25 (1972) 301–307. [PMID: 4339117]
2.  Saunders, P.P. and Broquist, H.P. Saccharopine, an intermediate of the aminoadipic acid pathway of lysine biosynthesis. IV. Saccharopine dehydrogenase. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 3435–3440. [PMID: 4287986]
[EC created 1972]

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