Allyl alcohol

Allyl-alcohol dehydrogenase

In enzymology, an allyl-alcohol dehydrogenase is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

allyl alcohol + NADP+ rightleftharpoons acrolein + NADPH + H+

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are allyl alcohol and NADP+, whereas its 3 products are acrolein, NADPH, and H+.

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 allyl-alcohol:NADP+ oxidoreductase.


  • Otsuka K "Triphosphopyridine nucleotide-allyl and -ethyl alcohol dehydrogenases from Escherichia coli". J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 4 211–215.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is .

Gene Ontology (GO) codes

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