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ycdW  -  dehydrogenase

Escherichia coli O157:H7 str. EDL933

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  • Use of this sequence in a subsequent BLAST search yielded the ycdW gene as a good candidate to encode glyoxylate reductase in this bacterium [1].
  • Cloning and overexpression of the ycdW gene showed that its product displayed a high NADPH-linked glyoxylate reductase activity, and also catalysed the reduction of hydroxypyruvate with a lower efficiency [1].


  1. Biochemical characterization of the 2-ketoacid reductases encoded by ycdW and yiaE genes in Escherichia coli. Nuñez, M.F., Pellicer, M.T., Badia, J., Aguilar, J., Baldoma, L. Biochem. J. (2001) [Pubmed]
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