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Mechanistic aspects of enzymatic carbohydrate epimerization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12137277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carbohydrate epimerases are enzymes that catalyze an inversion of stereochemistry at a stereogenic center in a sugar. This review focuses on the mechanistic strategies that are employed by this diverse family of enzymes, and is divided into the following sections: deprotonation/reprotonation, transient oxidation, cofactor independent, and mutarotation. The review is comprehensive up to Oct. 2001 and contains 216 references.
Jomy Samuel; Martin E Tanner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Natural product reports     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0265-0568     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Prod Rep     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-24     Completed Date:  2002-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502408     Medline TA:  Nat Prod Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Carbohydrates / chemistry*
Molecular Structure
Racemases and Epimerases / chemistry*,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carbohydrates; EC 5.1.-/Racemases and Epimerases

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