Kataoka M1, Doi Y, Sim TS, Shimizu S, Yamada H.
Arch Biochem Biophys. 1992 May 1;294(2):469-74.A novel NADPH-dependent carbonyl reductase was purified to homogeneity from the soluble fraction of a cell extract of Candida macedoniensis AKU 4588. The enzyme catalyzes not only the reduction of quinones, but also the reduction of aromatic aldehydes, conjugated polyketones, 2'-ketopantothenate esters, and 4-chloro-3-oxobutanoate esters. The enzyme shows absolute specificity for NADPH as a coenzyme and also shows quite high affinity toward NADPH (Km less than 5 microM). Read More