IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: mandelate racemase

Reaction: (S)-mandelate = (R)-mandelate

Glossary: mandelate = 2-hydroxy-2-phenylacetate

Systematic name: mandelate racemase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-04-8


1. Gunsalus, C.F., Stanier, R.Y. and Gunsalus, I.C. The enzymatic conversion of mandelic acid to benzoic acid. III. Fractionation and properties of the soluble enzymes. J. Bacteriol. 66 (1953) 548-553.

[EC created 1961]

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