1.1.1.78: methylglyoxal reductase (NADH)

This is an abbreviated version, for detailed information about methylglyoxal reductase (NADH), go to the full flat file.

Reaction

(R)-Lactaldehyde
+
NAD+
=
methylglyoxal
+
NADH
+
H+

Synonyms

D-lactaldehyde dehydrogenase, dehydrogenase, D-lactaldehyde, methylglyoxal reductase, MGR, MGR I, MGR II

ECTree

     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.1 Acting on the CH-OH group of donors
             1.1.1 With NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor
                1.1.1.78 methylglyoxal reductase (NADH)

Systematic Name

Systematic Name on EC 1.1.1.78 - methylglyoxal reductase (NADH)

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SYSTEMATIC NAME
IUBMB Comments
(R)-lactaldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase
This mammalian enzyme differs from the yeast enzyme, EC 1.1.1.283, methylglyoxal reductase (NADPH-dependent), by its coenzyme requirement, reaction direction, and enantiomeric preference.