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Accepted name: β-methylindole-3-pyruvate reductase
Reaction: (2S,3R)-2-hydroxy-3-(indol-3-yl)butanoate + NAD+ = (R)-3-(indol-3-yl)-2-oxobutanoate + NADH + H+
Glossary: (R)-3-(indol-3-yl)-2-oxobutanoate = (R)-β-methylindole-3-pyruvate
(2S,3R)-2-hydroxy-3-(indol-3-yl)butanoate = indolmycenate
Other name(s): ind2 (gene name)
Systematic name: (2S,3R)-2-hydroxy-3-(indol-3-yl)butanoate:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus, participates in the biosynthesis of indolmycin, an antibacterial drug that inhibits the bacterial tryptophan—tRNA ligase (EC
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Du, Y.L., Alkhalaf, L.M. and Ryan, K.S. In vitro reconstitution of indolmycin biosynthesis reveals the molecular basis of oxazolinone assembly. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112 (2015) 2717–2722. [DOI] [PMID: 25730866]
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