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Accepted name: hexadecanol dehydrogenase
Reaction: hexadecanol + NAD+ = hexadecanal + NADH + H+
Systematic name: hexadecanol:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: The liver enzyme acts on long-chain alcohols from C8 to C16. The Euglena enzyme also oxidizes the corresponding aldehydes to fatty acids.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 62213-59-6
1.  Kolattukuday, P.E. Reduction of fatty acids to alcohols by cell-free preparations of Euglena gracilis. Biochemistry 9 (1970) 1095–1102. [PMID: 4313936]
2.  Stoffel, W., Le Kim, D. and Heyn, G. Metabolism of sphingosine bases. XIV. Sphinganine (dihydrosphingosine), an effective donor of the alk-1-enyl chain of plasmalogens. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 351 (1970) 875–883. [PMID: 5432753]
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