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Information on EC 5.1.1.23 - UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-muramoyl-L-alanyl-L-glutamate epimerase

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The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Xanthomonas oryzae, catalyses epimerization of the terminal L-glutamate in UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-muramoyl-L-alanyl-L-glutamate. The reaction proceeds only in one direction and involves an adenylated intermediate. The combined activity of this enzyme and EC 6.3.2.53, UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine---L-glutamate ligase, provides an alternative route for incorporating D-glutamate into peptidoglycan, replacing the more common combination of EC 5.1.1.3, glutamate racemase, and EC 6.3.2.9, UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine---D-glutamate ligase.
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Synonyms
MurL, UDP-MurNAc-L-Ala-L-Glu epimerase, XOO_1319, more
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LITERATURE
ATP + UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-muramoyl-L-alanyl-L-glutamate + H2O = AMP + diphosphate + UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-muramoyl-L-alanyl-D-glutamate
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