Reaction: (1) 5,6-dihydrouracil16 in tRNA + NAD(P)+ = uracil16 in tRNA + NAD(P)H + H+
(2) 5,6-dihydrouracil17 in tRNA + NAD(P)+ = uracil17 in tRNA + NAD(P)H + H+
Other name(s): Dus1p; tRNA-dihydrouridine synthase 1
Systematic name: tRNA-5,6-dihydrouracil16/17:NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase
Comments: A flavoprotein. The enzyme specifically modifies uracil16 and uracil17 in tRNA.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Xing, F., Hiley, S.L., Hughes, T.R. and Phizicky, E.M. The specificities of four yeast dihydrouridine synthases for cytoplasmic tRNAs. J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 17850-17860. [PMID: 14970222]
2. Xing, F., Martzen, M.R. and Phizicky, E.M. A conserved family of Saccharomyces cerevisiae synthases effects dihydrouridine modification of tRNA. RNA 8 (2002) 370-381. [PMID: 12003496]