Also acts on ethyl (R)-3-oxobutanoate and some other (R)-3-hydroxy acid esters. The (R)- symbol is allotted on the assumption that no substituents change the order of priority from O-3 > C-2 > C-4. A subunit of yeast fatty acid synthase EC 22.214.171.124 fatty-acyl-CoA synthase). cf. EC 126.96.36.1990 (S)-3-hydroxyacid ester dehydrogenase.
Heidlas, J., Engel, K.-H. and Tressl, R. Purification and characterization of two oxidoreductases involved in the enantioselective reduction of 3-oxo, 4-oxo and 5-oxo esters in baker's yeast. Eur. J. Biochem.172 (1988) 633–639. [PMID: 3280313]
[EC 188.8.131.529 created 1990 as EC 184.108.40.206, transferred 2003 to EC 220.127.116.119]