Accepted name: isocitrate epimerase
Reaction: (1R,2S)-1-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate = (1S,2S)-1-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Glossary: isocitrate = (1R,2S)-1-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate = threo-Ds-isocitrate
allocitrate = (1S,2S)-1-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate = D-erythro-isocitrate
Systematic name: (1R,2S)-1-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate 1-epimerase
Comments: (1R,2S)-1-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate is the commonly occurring isomer of isocitrate.
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[EC created 1984]

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