IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-arabinose 4-epimerase

Reaction: UDP-L-arabinose = UDP-D-xylose

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): uridine diphosphoarabinose epimerase; UDP arabinose epimerase; uridine 5'-diphosphate-D-xylose 4-epimerase; UDP-D-xylose 4-epimerase

Systematic name: UDP-L-arabinose 4-epimerase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9024-18-4


1. Feingold, D.S., Neufeld, E.F. and Hassid, W.Z. The 4-epimerization and decarboxylation of uridine diphosphate D-glucuronic acid by extracts from Phaseolus aureus seedlings. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 910-913.

[EC created 1965]

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