IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: lactate racemase

Reaction: (S)-lactate = (R)-lactate

Other name(s): lacticoracemase; hydroxyacid racemase; lactic acid racemase

Systematic name: lactate racemase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9024-05-9


1. Huennekens, F.M., Mahler, H.R. and Nordmann, J. Studies on the cyclophorase system. XVII. The occurrence and properties of an α-hydroxy acid racemase. Arch. Biochem. 30 (1951) 77-89.

2. Kitahara, K., Obayashi, A. and Fukui, S. Racemase I cell-free racemase. Enzymologia 15 (1953) 259-266.

[EC created 1961]

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