1. Two enzymes that catalyse the reduction of glyoxylate to glycollate have been separated and purified from a species of Pseudomonas. Their molecular weights were estimated as 180000. 2. Reduced nicotinamide nucleotides act as the hydrogen donators for the enzymes. The NADH-linked enzyme is entirely specific for its coenzyme but the NADPH-linked reductase shows some affinity towards NADH. 3. Both enzymes convert hydroxypyruvate into glycerate. 4. The glyoxylate reductases show maximal activity at pH6.0-6.8, are inhibited by keto acids and are strongly dependent on free thiol groups for activity. 5. The Michaelis constants for glyoxylate and hydroxypyruvate were found to be of a high order. 6. The reversibility of the reaction has been demonstrated for both glyoxylate reductases and the equilibrium constants were determined. 7. The reduction of glyoxylate and hydroxypyruvate is not stimulated by anions.

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