ENZYME entry: EC 5.1.2.1

Accepted Name
Lactate racemase.
Alternative Name(s)
Hydroxyacid racemase.
Lactic acid racemase.
Lacticoracemase.
Reaction catalysed
(S)-lactate <=> (R)-lactate
Comment(s)
  • The enzyme has been characterized from the bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum and appears to be restricted to lactic acid bacteria.
  • It contains a unique nickel-containing cofactor, pyridinium-3- thioamide-5-thiocarboxylate mononucleotide Ni pincer complex.
Cross-references
BRENDA5.1.2.1
EC2PDB5.1.2.1
ExplorEnz5.1.2.1
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles5.1.2.1
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature5.1.2.1
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature5.1.2.1
IntEnz5.1.2.1
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 5.1.2.1
MetaCyc5.1.2.1
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
F9USS9, LARA_LACPL;  D9TQ02, LARA_THETC;  

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