ENZYME entry: EC 1.1.1.321

Accepted Name
Benzil reductase ((R)-benzoin forming).
Reaction catalysed
(R)-benzoin + NADP(+) <=> benzil + NADPH
Comment(s)
The enzyme from the bacterium Xanthomonas oryzae is able to reduce enantioselectively only one of the two carbonyl groups of benzil to give optically active (R)-benzoin.
Cross-references
BRENDA1.1.1.321
EC2PDB1.1.1.321
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PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.1.1.321
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.1.1.321
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.1.1.321
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