alanine racemase
An enzyme, requiring pyridoxal phosphate as coenzyme, that catalyzes the reversible racemization of l-alanine to d-alanine; found in various microorganisms, where it plays a role in the biosynthesis of the d-amino acids present in the capsular proteins.

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  • Aspartate racemase — In enzymology, an aspartate racemase (EC number|5.1.1.13) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:L aspartate ightleftharpoons D aspartateHence, this enzyme has one substrate, L aspartate, and one product, D aspartate.This enzyme… …   Wikipedia

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