Carnitine 3-dehydrogenase

Carnitine 3-dehydrogenase

In enzymology, a carnitine 3-dehydrogenase is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

carnitine + NAD+ rightleftharpoons 3-dehydrocarnitine + NADH + H+

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are carnitine and NAD+, whereas its 3 products are 3-dehydrocarnitine, NADH, 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 carnitine:NAD+ 3-oxidoreductase.


  • Aurich H, Kleber HP, Sorger H, Tauchert H "[Purification and properties of carnitine dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa]". Eur. J. Biochem. 6 196–201.
  • Schopp W, Sorger H, Kleber HP, Aurich H "[Kinetic studies of the reaction mechanism of carnitine dehydrogenase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa]". Eur. J. Biochem. 10 56–60.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is .

Gene Ontology (GO) codes

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