Accepted name: L-glycol dehydrogenase
Reaction: an L-glycol + NAD(P)+ = a 2-hydroxycarbonyl compound + NAD(P)H + H+
Other name(s): glycol (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate)) dehydrogenase; L-(+)-glycol:NAD(P) oxidoreductase; L-glycol:NAD(P) dehydrogenase
Systematic name: L-glycol:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase
Comments: The 2-hydroxycarbonyl compound formed can be further oxidized to a vicinal dicarbonyl compound. In the reverse direction, vicinal diketones, glyceraldehyde, glyoxal, methylglyoxal, 2-oxo-hydroxyketones and 2-ketoacid esters can be reduced.
1.  Bernardo, A., Burgos, J. and Martin, R. Purification and some properties of L-glycol dehydrogenase from hen's muscle. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 659 (1981) 189–198. [PMID: 7018582]
[EC created 1984]