Maltose epimerase

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maltose epimerase
Identifiers
EC number 5.1.3.21
CAS number 166799-98-0
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

In enzymology, a maltose epimerase (EC 5.1.3.21) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

alpha-maltose beta-maltose

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, alpha-maltose, and one product, beta-maltose.

This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those racemases and epimerases acting on carbohydrates and derivatives. The systematic name of this enzyme class is maltose 1-epimerase.

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