Information on EC 126.96.36.1996 - L-galactose 1-dehydrogenasefor references in articles please use BRENDA:EC188.8.131.526
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The enzyme catalyses a step in the ascorbate biosynthesis in higher plants (Smirnoff-Wheeler pathway). The activity with NADP+ is less than 10% of the activity with NAD+.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
GDH, L-galactose 1-dehydrogenase, L-galactose dehydrogenase, L-GalDH,
L-galactose + NAD+ = L-galactono-1,4-lactone + NADH + H+
; a key enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway of L-ascorbate in plants (Smirnoff-Wheeler pathway)
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