MECR dimer reduces tdec2-CoA to DEC-CoA

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Reaction [transition]
Homo sapiens
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Mitochondrial trans-2-enoyl-CoA reductase (MECR aka NBRF1) is a dimeric oxidoreductase with a preference for short and medium chain trans fatty acyl-CoA substrates and may play a role in mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis (Chen et al. 2008). MECR is able to reduce trans acyl-CoA substrates of chain length C6 to C16 in an NADPH-dependent manner (Miinalainen et al. 2003). A representative reaction described here is the reduction of trans-dec-2-enoyl-CoA (tdec2-CoA) to decanoyl-CoA (DEC-CoA).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
12654921 Characterization of 2-enoyl thioester reductase from mammals. An ortholog of YBR026p/MRF1'p of the yeast mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis type II

Miinalainen, IJ, Chen, ZJ, Torkko, JM, Pirilä, PL, Sormunen, RT, Bergmann, U, Qin, YM, Hiltunen, JK

J. Biol. Chem. 2003
18479707 Structural enzymological studies of 2-enoyl thioester reductase of the human mitochondrial FAS II pathway: new insights into its substrate recognition properties

Chen, ZJ, Pudas, R, Sharma, S, Smart, OS, Juffer, AH, Hiltunen, JK, Wierenga, RK, Haapalainen, AM

J. Mol. Biol. 2008
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Catalyst Activity
Catalyst Activity
trans-2-enoyl-CoA reductase (NADPH) activity of MECR dimer [mitochondrial matrix]
Physical Entity
Orthologous Events
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