Reaction: benzyl (2R,3S)-2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoate + NADP+ = benzyl 2-methyl-3-oxobutanoate + NADPH + H+
Other name(s): benzyl 2-methyl-3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase
Systematic name: benzyl-(2R,3S)-2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoate:NADP+ 3-oxidoreductase
Comments: Also acts on benzyl (2S,3S)-2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoate; otherwise highly specific.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 99332-62-4
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