The carboxylic acid reduction pathway in Nocardia. Purification and characterization of the aldehyde reductase

Whole cultures of Nocardia sp. NRRL 5646 reduce carboxylic acids, first to aldehydes, then to alcohols and subsequently to the corresponding acetyl esters. This work describes an NADPH-dependent reductase responsible for catalyzing the reduction of aldehyde intermediates, which was purified 3240-fold by a combination of Mono-Q, hydroxyapatite, and ADP… CONTINUE READING