Accepted name: cis-2,3-dihydrobiphenyl-2,3-diol dehydrogenase
Reaction: cis-3-phenylcyclohexa-3,5-diene-1,2-diol + NAD+ = biphenyl-2,3-diol + NADH + H+
Other name(s): 2,3-dihydro-2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl dehydrogenase
Systematic name: cis-3-phenylcyclohexa-3,5-diene-1,2-diol:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Catalyses the second step in the biphenyl degradation pathway in bacteria.
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