This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-OH group of donor with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is dTDP-6-deoxy-L-mannose:NADP+ 4-oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include dTDP-4-keto-L-rhamnose reductase, reductase, thymidine diphospho-4-ketorhamnose, dTDP-4-ketorhamnose reductase, TDP-4-keto-rhamnose reductase, and thymidine diphospho-4-ketorhamnose reductase. This enzyme participates in 3 metabolic pathways: nucleotide sugars metabolism, streptomycin biosynthesis, and polyketide sugar unit biosynthesis.
As of late 2007, 5 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes , , , , and .