NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase (AB-specific)

NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase (AB-specific)
EC number
CAS number 9014-18-0
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In enzymology, a NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase (AB-specific) (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

NADPH + NAD+ \rightleftharpoons NADP+ + NADH

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are NADPH and NAD+, whereas its two products are NADP+ and NADH.

This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on NADH or NADPH with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is NADPH:NAD+ oxidoreductase (AB-specific). Other names in common use include pyridine nucleotide transhydrogenase, transhydrogenase, NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate) transhydrogenase, NAD+ transhydrogenase, NADH transhydrogenase, nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase, NADPH-NAD+ transhydrogenase, pyridine nucleotide transferase, NADPH-NAD+ oxidoreductase, NADH-NADP+-transhydrogenase, NADPH:NAD+ transhydrogenase, H+-Thase, energy-linked transhydrogenase, and NAD(P)+ transhydrogenase (AB-specific). This enzyme participates in nicotinate and nicotinamide metabolism.

Structural studies

As of late 2007, 19 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1NM5, 1PNO, 1PNQ, 1PT9, 1PTJ, 1U28, 1U2D, 1U2G, 1U31, 1X13, 1X14, 1X15, 1XLT, 2BRU, 2FR8, 2FRD, 2FSV, 2OO5, and 2OOR.


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