Glycerol dehydrogenase. structure, specificity, and mechanism of a family III polyol dehydrogenase.Ruzheinikov, S.N., Burke, J., Sedelnikova, S., Baker, P.J., Taylor, R., Bullough, P.A., Muir, N.M., Gore, M.G., Rice, D.W.
(2001) Structure 9: 789-802
- PubMed: 11566129
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(01)00645-1
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
1JPU, 1JQ5, 1JQA
- PubMed Abstract:
Bacillus stearothermophilus glycerol dehydrogenase (GlyDH) (glycerol:NAD(+) 2-oxidoreductase, EC 18.104.22.168) catalyzes the oxidation of glycerol to dihydroxyacetone (1,3-dihydroxypropanone) with concomitant reduction of NAD(+) to NADH. Analysis of the sequence of this enzyme indicates that it is a member of the so-called iron-containing alcohol dehydrogenase family. Despite this sequence similarity, GlyDH shows a strict dependence on zinc for activity. On the basis of this, we propose to rename this group the family III metal-dependent polyol dehydrogenases. To date, no structural data have been reported for any enzyme in this group.
Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom.