Reaction: L-isoleucine = D-allo-isoleucine
Other name(s): BCAA racemase
Systematic name: isoleucine 2-epimerase
Comments: A pyridoxal phosphate protein. The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Lactobacillus buchneri, specifically catalyses racemization of nonpolar amino acids at the C-2 position.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number:
1. Mutaguchi, Y., Ohmori, T., Wakamatsu, T., Doi, K. and Ohshima, T. Identification, purification, and characterization of a novel amino acid racemase, isoleucine 2-epimerase, from Lactobacillus species. J. Bacteriol. 195 (2013) 5207-5215. [PMID: 24039265]