This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those intramolecular oxidoreductases interconverting keto- and enol-groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 1,5-anhydro-4-deoxy-D-glycero-hex-3-en-2-ulose Delta3-Delta1-isomerase. Other names in common use include ascopyrone isomerase, ascopyrone intramolecular oxidoreductase, 1,5-anhydro-D-glycero-hex-3-en-2-ulose tautomerase, APM tautomerase, ascopyrone P tautomerase, and APTM.
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