IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phenylalanine racemase (ATP-hydrolysing)

Reaction: ATP + L-phenylalanine + H2O = AMP + diphosphate + D-phenylalanine

Other name(s): phenylalanine racemase; phenylalanine racemase (adenosine triphosphate-hydrolysing); gramicidin S synthetase I

Systematic name: phenylalanine racemase (ATP-hydrolysing)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37290-95-2


1. Yamada, M. and Kurahashi, K. Further purification and properties of adenosine triphosphate-dependent phenylalanine racemase of Bacillus brevis Nagano. J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 66 (1969) 529-540. [PMID: 5354026]

[EC created 1972]

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