IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: L-rhamnose mutarotase

Reaction: α-L-rhamnopyranose = β-L-rhamnopyranose

Other name(s): rhamnose 1-epimerase; type-3 mutarotase; YiiL

Systematic name: L-rhamnopyranose 1-epimerase

Comments: The enzyme is specific for L-rhamnopyranose.

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1. Ryu, K.S., Kim, C., Kim, I., Yoo, S., Choi, B.S. and Park, C. NMR application probes a novel and ubiquitous family of enzymes that alter monosaccharide configuration. J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 25544-25548. [PMID: 15060078]

2. Ryu, K.S., Kim, J.I., Cho, S.J., Park, D., Park, C., Cheong, H.K., Lee, J.O. and Choi, B.S. Structural insights into the monosaccharide specificity of Escherichia coli rhamnose mutarotase. J. Mol. Biol. 349 (2005) 153-162. [PMID: 15876375]

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