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Information on EC 5.1.3.3 - Aldose 1-epimerase

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     5 Isomerases
         5.1 Racemases and epimerases
             5.1.3 Acting on carbohydrates and derivatives
                5.1.3.3 Aldose 1-epimerase
IUBMB Comments
Also acts on L-arabinose, D-xylose, D-galactose, maltose and lactose. This enzyme catalyses the first step in galactose metabolism by converting beta-D-galactose into alpha-D-galactose, which is the substrate for EC 2.7.1.6, galactokinase [5,6].
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota
Synonyms
mutarotase, aldose-1-epimerase, styead, aldose-l-epimerase, aldose mutarotase, more
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LITERATURE
alpha-D-glucose = beta-D-glucose
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