IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: mannose 2-epimerase

Reaction: β-D-mannopyranose = β-D-glucopyranose

Systematic name: β-D-mannopyranose 2-epimerase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from multiple bacterial species, catalyses the interconversion between β-D-glucopyranose and β-D-mannopyranose through proton abstraction-addition at the C2 position.

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1. Saburi, W., Sato, S., Hashiguchi, S., Muto, H., Iizuka, T. and Mori, H. Enzymatic characteristics of D-mannose 2-epimerase, a new member of the acylglucosamine 2-epimerase superfamily. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 103 (2019) 6559-6570. [PMID: 31201453]

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