IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dTDP-L-rhamnose 4-epimerase

Reaction: dTDP-6-deoxy-β-L-talose = dTDP-β-L-rhamnose

Glossary: dTDP-β-L-rhamnose = dTDP-6-deoxy-β-L-mannose
dTDP-6-deoxy-β-L-talose = dTDP-β-L-pneumose

Other name(s): dTDP-4-L-rhamnose 4-epimerase; wbiB (gene name)

Systematic name: dTDP-6-deoxy-β-L-talose 4-epimerase

Comments: The equilibrium is strongly towards dTDP-β-L-rhamnose.

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1. Yoo, H.G., Kwon, S.Y., Karki, S. and Kwon, H.J. A new route to dTDP-6-deoxy-L-talose and dTDP-L-rhamnose: dTDP-L-rhamnose 4-epimerase in Burkholderia thailandensis. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 21 (2011) 3914-3917. [PMID: 21640586]

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