Accepted name: fluoroacetaldehyde dehydrogenase
Reaction: fluoroacetaldehyde + NAD+ + H2O = fluoroacetate + NADH + 2 H+
Systematic name: fluoroacetaldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme from Streptomyces cattleya has a high affinity for fluoroacetate and glycolaldehyde but not for acetaldehyde.
1.  Murphy, C.D., Moss, S.J. and O'Hagan, D. Isolation of an aldehyde dehydrogenase involved in the oxidation of fluoroacetaldehyde to fluoroacetate in Streptomyces cattleya. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67 (2001) 4919–4921. [PMID: 11571203]
2.  Murphy, C.D., Schaffrath, C. and O'Hagan, D. Fluorinated natural products: the biosynthesis of fluoroacetate and 4-fluorothreonine in Streptomyces cattleya. Chemosphere 52 (2003) 455–461. [PMID: 12738270]
[EC created 2003]

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