EC - Lysine racemase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
lysine racemase
Systematic name:
lysine racemase



The enzyme is involved in a lysine catabolic pathway.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , NIST 74 , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0018113
CAS Registry Number: 9024-10-6


  1. Huang, H.T.
    dl-Lysine production by lysine racemase.
    Chem. Abstr. 54: 20073 (1960).
  2. HUANG, H. T., DAVISSON, J. W.
    Distribution of lysine racemase in bacteria.
    J. Bacteriol. 76: 495-498 (1958). [PMID: 13598707]
  3. Chen, I. C., Lin, W. D., Hsu, S. K., Thiruvengadam, V., Hsu, W. H.
    Isolation and characterization of a novel lysine racemase from a soil metagenomic library.
    Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 5161-5166 (2009). [PMID: 19502445]
  4. Kato, S., Hemmi, H., Yoshimura, T.
    Lysine racemase from a lactic acid bacterium, Oenococcus oeni: structural basis of substrate specificity.
    J. Biochem. 152: 505-508 (2012). [PMID: 23035128]

[EC created 1961]