IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: diaminopimelate epimerase

Reaction: LL-2,6-diaminoheptanedioate = meso-diaminoheptanedioate

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Systematic name: LL-2,6-diaminoheptanedioate 2-epimerase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-22-0


1. Antia, M., Hoare, D.S. and Work, W. The stereoisomers of αε-diaminopimelic acid. 3. Properties and distribution of diaminopimelic acid racemase, an enzyme causing interconversion of the LL and meso isomers. Biochem. J. 65 (1957) 448-459.

[EC created 1961]

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