IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-galactarolactone isomerase

Reaction: D-galactaro-1,5-lactone = D-galactaro-1,4-lactone

Other name(s): GLI

Systematic name: D-galactaro-1,5-lactone isomerase (D-galactaro-1,4-lactone-forming)

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Agrobacterium fabrum strain C58, belongs to the amidohydrolase superfamily. It participates in the degradation of D-galacturonate.

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1. Bouvier, J.T., Groninger-Poe, F.P., Vetting, M., Almo, S.C. and Gerlt, J.A. Galactaro δ-lactone isomerase: lactone isomerization by a member of the amidohydrolase superfamily. Biochemistry 53 (2014) 614-616. [PMID: 24450804]

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