The enzyme from the archaeon Thermoplasma acidophilum is part of the non-phosphorylative degradation pathway for L-rhamnose. The enzyme differs in cofactor specificity from EC 126.96.36.199, L-rhamnose 1-dehydrogenase, which is specific for NAD+.
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