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xylulose reductase


Definition: an enzyme that reversibly converts xylulose to xylitol using either NADH (d-xylulose reductase) or NADPH (l-xylulose reductase); a deficiency of the l form is seen in patients with essential pentosuria.

Synonym(s): xylitol dehydrogenase

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