IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA epimerase

Reaction: (S)-3-hydroxybutanoyl-CoA = (R)-3-hydroxybutanoyl-CoA

Other name(s): 3-hydroxybutyryl coenzyme A epimerase; 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA epimerase

Systematic name: 3-hydroxybutanoyl-CoA 3-epimerase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-21-9


1. Stern, J.R., del Campillo, A. and Lehninger, A.L. Enzymatic racemization of β-hydroxybutyryl-S-CoA and the stereospecificity of enzymes of the fatty acid cycle. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 77 (1955) 1073-1074.

2. Wakil, S.J. D(–)β-Hydroxybutyryl CoA dehydrogenase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 18 (1955) 314-315.

[EC created 1961]

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