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Entry
EC 5.1.3.21                 Enzyme                                 

Name
maltose epimerase
Class
Isomerases;
Racemases and epimerases;
Acting on carbohydrates and derivatives
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
maltose 1-epimerase
Reaction(IUBMB)
alpha-maltose = beta-maltose [RN:R07319]
Reaction(KEGG)
Substrate
alpha-maltose [CPD:C00897]
Product
beta-maltose [CPD:C01971]
Comment
The enzyme catalyses the interconversion of alpha and beta anomers of maltose more effectively than those of disaccharides such as lactose and cellobiose.
History
EC 5.1.3.21 created 2002
Reference
1  [PMID:7796915]
  Authors
Shirokane Y, Suzuki M.
  Title
A novel enzyme, maltose 1-epimerase from Lactobacillus brevis IFO 3345.
  Journal
FEBS. Lett. 367 (1995) 177-9.
Other DBs
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BRENDA, the Enzyme Database: 
CAS: 
166799-98-0

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