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  • noun biochemistry Any enzyme that catalyzes the stereochemical inversion of the configuration about an asymmetric carbon atom in a substrate having more than one center of asymmetry.


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  • The second operon encodes a phosphatase, an epimerase and the thiamine pyrophosphokinase (TPK).

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  • Wang L, Huskic S, Cisterne A, Rothemund D, Reeves PR (2002) The O-antigen gene cluster of Escherichia coli O55: H7 and identification of a new UDP-GlcNAc C4 epimerase gene.

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  • 3-O-sulfotransferase isoforms (HS3ST3A1 and HS3ST3B1) was evident in uterus from infected individuals and upregulation of the genes coding for dermatan sulfate epimerase, carbohydrate

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