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D-glucose/D-galactose 1-dehydrogenase (NADPH)
A zinc protein. The enzyme from the archaeon Picrophilus torridus is involved in glucose and galactose catabolism via the nonphosphorylative variant of the Entner-Doudoroff pathway. It shows 20-fold higher activity with NADP+ compared to NAD+. The oxidation of D-glucose and D-galactose is catalysed at a comparable rate (cf. EC 126.96.36.199, glucose 1-dehydrogenase (NADP+) and EC 188.8.131.52, galactose 1-dehydrogenase (NADP+)).