Accepted name: salicylaldehyde dehydrogenase
Reaction: salicylaldehyde + NAD+ + H2O = salicylate + NADH + 2 H+
Glossary: salicylaldehyde = 2-hydroxybenzaldehyde
Systematic name: salicylaldehyde:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Involved in the naphthalene degradation pathway in some bacteria.
1.  Eaton, R. and Chapman, P.J. Bacterial metabolism of naphthalene: construction and use of recombinant bacteria to study ring cleavage of 1,2-dihydroxynaphthalene and subsequent reactions. J. Bacteriol. 174 (1992) 7542–7554. [PMID: 1447127]
[EC created 2000, modified 2011]