(S)-usnate reductase

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In enzymology, a (S)-usnate reductase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

in the reverse direction, (S)-usnate is reduced by NADH with cleavage of the ether bond to form a 7-hydroxy group

This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-OH group of donor with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is reduced-(S)-usnate:NAD+ oxidoreductase (ether-bond-forming). This enzyme is also called L-usnic acid dehydrogenase.


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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 77237-99-1.

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