IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: tagaturonate epimerase

Reaction: D-tagaturonate = D-fructuronate

Other name(s): fructuronate epimerase; tagaturonate/fructuronate epimerase; UxaE

Systematic name: D-tagaturonate 3-epimerase

Comments: The enzyme, present in bacteria, is involved in a degradation pathway of D-galacturonate.

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1. Rodionova, I.A., Scott, D.A., Grishin, N.V., Osterman, A.L. and Rodionov, D.A. Tagaturonate-fructuronate epimerase UxaE, a novel enzyme in the hexuronate catabolic network in Thermotoga maritima. Environ Microbiol 14 (2012) 2920-2934. [PMID: 22925190]

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