IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dTDP-4-dehydrorhamnose 3,5-epimerase

Reaction: dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-glucose = dTDP-4-dehydro-β-L-rhamnose

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Glossary: dTDP-4-dehydro-β-L-rhamnose = dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-β-L-mannose

Other name(s): dTDP-L-rhamnose synthetase; dTDP-L-rhamnose synthetase; thymidine diphospho-4-ketorhamnose 3,5-epimerase; TDP-4-ketorhamnose 3,5-epimerase; dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-D-glucose 3,5-epimerase; TDP-4-keto-L-rhamnose-3,5-epimerase; dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-D-glucose 3,5-epimerase

Systematic name: dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-glucose 3,5-epimerase

Comments: The enzyme occurs in a complex with EC dTDP-4-dehydrorhamnose reductase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37318-39-1


1. Gaugler, R.W. and Gabriel, O. Biological mechanisms involved in the formation of deoxy sugars. VII. Biosynthesis of 6-deoxy-L-talose. J. Biol. Chem. 248 (1973) 6041-6049. [PMID: 4199258]

2. Melo, A. and Glaser, L. The mechanism of 6-deoxyhexose synthesis. II. Conversion of deoxythymidine diphosphate 4-keto-6-deoxy-D-glucose to deoxythymidine diphosphate L-rhamnose. J. Biol. Chem. 243 (1968) 1475-1478. [PMID: 4384782]

[EC created 1972]

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