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Information on EC 5.1.2.1 - lactate racemase

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     5 Isomerases
         5.1 Racemases and epimerases
             5.1.2 Acting on hydroxy acids and derivatives
                5.1.2.1 lactate racemase
IUBMB Comments
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.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
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Synonyms
lactate racemase, lactic acid racemase, nickel-dependent lactate racemase, more
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LITERATURE
(S)-Lactate = (R)-lactate
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