Accepted name: D-octopine dehydrogenase
Reaction: N2-(D-1-carboxyethyl)-L-arginine + NAD+ + H2O = L-arginine + pyruvate + NADH + H+
Other name(s): D-octopine synthase; octopine dehydrogenase; octopine:NAD+ oxidoreductase; ODH; 2-N-(D-1-carboxyethyl)-L-arginine:NAD+ oxidoreductase (L-arginine-forming)
Systematic name: N2-(D-1-carboxyethyl)-L-arginine:NAD+ oxidoreductase (L-arginine-forming)
Comments: In the reverse direction, acts also on L-ornithine, L-lysine and L-histidine.
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[EC created 1972]