Alanine racemase, C-terminal (IPR011079)

Short name: Ala_racemase_C

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



Alanine racemase (EC: plays a role in providing the D-alanine required for cell wall biosynthesis by isomerising L-alanine to D-alanine.

The molecular structure of alanine racemase from Bacillus stearothermophilus (Geobacillus stearothermophilus) was determined by X-ray crystallography to a resolution of 1.9 A [PMID: 9063881]. The alanine racemase monomer is composed of two domains, an eight-stranded alpha/beta barrel at the N terminus, and a C-terminal domain essentially composed of beta-strand. This entry represents the C-terminal domain.

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