Reaction: (S)-lactate + oxaloacetate = pyruvate + malate
Other name(s): malate-lactate transhydrogenase
Systematic name: (S)-lactate:oxaloacetate oxidoreductase
Comments: Catalyses hydrogen transfer from C3 or C4 (S)-2-hydroxy acids to 2-oxo acids. It contains tightly bound nicotinamide nucleotide in its active centre. This prosthetic group cannot be removed without denaturation of the protein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9077-15-0
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