IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: galactitol 2-dehydrogenase

Reaction: galactitol + NAD+ = D-tagatose + NADH + H+

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): dulcitol dehydrogenase

Systematic name: galactitol:NAD+ 2-oxidoreductase

Comments: Also converts other alditols containing an L-threo-configuration adjacent to a primary alcohol group into the corresponding sugars.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9028-23-3


1. Shaw, D.R.D. Polyol dehydrogenases 3. Galactitol dehydrogenase and D-iditol dehydrogenase. Biochem. J. 64 (1956) 394-405.

[EC created 1961]

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