IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: threonine racemase

Reaction: L-threonine = D-threonine

Glossary: D-threonine = (2R,3S)-2-amino-3-hydroxybutanoic acid

Systematic name: threonine racemase

Comments: Inverts both chiral centres.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9024-11-7


1. Amos, H. A racemase for threonine in Escherichia coli. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 76 (1954) 3858 only.

[EC created 1961, modified 1981]

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