Mandelate racemase

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Mandelate racemase
Identifiers
EC number 5.1.2.2
CAS number 2602087
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum

Mandelate racemase (EC 5.1.2.2) is a bacterial enzyme which catalyzes the interconversion of the enantiomers of mandelate via an enol intermediate.[1] This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

(S)-mandelate \rightleftharpoons (R)-mandelate

It is a member of the enolase superfamily of enzymes, along with muconate lactonizing enzyme and enolase.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gunsalus, C.F., Stanier, R.Y. and Gunsalus, I.C. (1953). "The enzymatic conversion of mandelic acid to benzoic acid. III. Fractionation and properties of the soluble enzymes". J. Bacteriol. 66 (5): 548–553. PMC 317432. PMID 13108854. 

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