IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucuronate isomerase

Reaction: D-glucuronate = D-fructuronate

Other name(s): uronic isomerase; uronate isomerase; D-glucuronate isomerase; uronic acid isomerase; D-glucuronate ketol-isomerase

Systematic name: D-glucuronate aldose-ketose-isomerase

Comments: Also converts D-galacturonate to D-tagaturonate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9023-87-4


1. Ashwell, G., Wahba, A.J. and Hickman, J. Uronic acid metabolism in bacteria. I. Purification and properties of uronic acid isomerase in Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 1559-1565.

2. Kilgore, W.W. and Starr, M.P. Catabolism of galacturonic and glucuronic acids by Erwinia carotovora. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2227-2235.

[EC created 1961]

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