Skip to Content

1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate dehydrogenase

Pronunciation: pir'o-len-kar-boks'i-lat de-hi'dro'gen-as

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the reversible reaction of 1-pyrroline 5-carboxylate and NAD+ to form l-glutamate and NADH; this enzyme plays a role in proline and ornithine metabolism; 1-pyrroline 5-carboxylate is in equilibrium with glutamate ?-semialdehyde; a deficiency of this enzyme is associated with type II hyperprolinemia.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.