IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: maltose epimerase

Reaction: α-maltose = β-maltose

Systematic name: maltose 1-epimerase

Comments: The enzyme catalyses the interconversion of α and β anomers of maltose more effectively than those of disaccharides such as lactose and cellobiose.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 166799-98-0


1. Shirokane, Y. and Suzuki, M. A novel enzyme, maltose 1-epimerase from Lactobacillus brevis IFO 3345. FEBS Lett. 367 (1995) 177-179. [PMID: 7796915]

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