IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: alanine racemase

Reaction: L-alanine = D-alanine

Other name(s): L-alanine racemase

Systematic name: alanine racemase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-06-0


1. Marr, A.G. and Wilson, P.W. The alanine racemase of Brucella abortus. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 49 (1954) 424-433.

2. Wood, W.A. Amino acid racemases. Methods Enzymol. 2 (1955) 212-217.

3. Wood, W.A. and Gunsalus, I.C. D-Alanine formation: a racemase in Streptococcus faecalis. J. Biol. Chem. 190 (1951) 403-416.

[EC created 1961]

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