- L-alanine D-alanine
This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those racemases and epimerases acting on amino acids and derivatives. The systematic name of this enzyme class is alanine racemase. This enzyme is also called L-alanine racemase. This enzyme participates in alanine and aspartate metabolism and D-alanine metabolism. It employs one cofactor, pyridoxal phosphate. At least one compound, 3-Fluoro-D-alanine is known to inhibit this enzyme.
- IUBMB entry for 220.127.116.11
- BRENDA references for 18.104.22.168 (Recommended.)
- PubMed references for 22.214.171.124
- PubMed Central references for 126.96.36.199
- Google Scholar references for 188.8.131.52
- MARR AG, WILSON PW (1954). "The alanine racemase of Brucella abortus". Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 49: 424&ndash, 33. PMID 13159289.
- Wood WA (1955). "Amino acid racemases". Methods Enzymol. 2: 212&ndash, 217.
- WOOD WA, GUNSALUS IC (1951). "D-Alanine formation; a racemase in Streptococcus faecalis". J. Biol. Chem. 190: 403&ndash, 16. PMID 14841188.
- The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 9024-06-0.
Gene Ontology (GO) codes
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