- n. biochemistry Any enzyme that catalyzes the stereochemical inversion of the configuration about an asymmetric carbon atom in a substrate having only one center of asymmetry.
“The diffraction pattern being created in the art and craft piece is that of a target called serine racemase, which is an important target in the fight against pain and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.”
“For example mandelate racemase and muconate lactonizing enzyme from Pseudomonas ovalis have virtually identical 3-D structures even though they only share 26% sequence homology.”
“The racemase inhabits the cell's periplasmic space between the inner and outer membranes, and begins synthesizing D-amino acids when the cell stops growing, the team found.”
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