IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: quinate dehydrogenase

Reaction: L-quinate + NAD+ = 3-dehydroquinate + NADH + H+

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Glossary: quinate = a cyclitol carboxylate

The numbering system used for the 3-dehydroquinate is that of the recommendations on cyclitols, sections I-8 and I-9: and is shown in the reaction diagram. The use of the term '5-dehydroquinate' for this compound is based on an earlier system of numbering.

Other name(s): quinic dehydrogenase; quinate:NAD oxidoreductase; quinate 5-dehydrogenase; quinate:NAD+ 5-oxidoreductase

Systematic name: L-quinate:NAD+ 3-oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme is specific for quinate as substrate; phenylpyruvate, phenylalanine, cinnamate and shikimate will not act as substrates. NAD+ cannot be replaced by NADP+.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9028-28-8


1. Gamborg, O.L. Aromatic metabolism in plants. III. Quinate dehydrogenase from mung bean cell suspension cultures. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 128 (1966) 483-491.

2. Mitsuhashi, S. and Davis, B.D. Aromatic biosynthesis. XIII. Conversion of quinic acid to 5-dehydroquinic acid by quinic dehydrogenase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 15 (1954) 268-280.

[EC created 1961, modified 1976, modified 2004]

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