ENZYME entry: EC 1.1.1.320

Accepted Name
Benzil reductase ((S)-benzoin forming).
Reaction catalysed
(S)-benzoin + NADP(+) <=> benzil + NADPH
Comment(s)
  • The enzyme also reduces 1-phenylpropane-1,2-dione.
  • The enzyme from Bacillus cereus in addition reduces 1,4- naphthoquinone and 1-(4-methylphenyl)-2-phenylethane-1,2-dione with high efficiency.
  • Formerly EC 1.1.1.n7.
Cross-references
BRENDA1.1.1.320
EC2PDB1.1.1.320
ExplorEnz1.1.1.320
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.1.1.320
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.1.1.320
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.1.1.320
IntEnz1.1.1.320
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 1.1.1.320
MetaCyc1.1.1.320
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q8RJB2, BZRD_BACCE;  O32099, BZRD_BACSU;  P40580, BZRD_YEAST;  
Q8R536, SPRE_MERUN;  

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