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Accepted name: L-ribulose-5-phosphate 3-epimerase
Reaction: L-ribulose 5-phosphate = L-xylulose 5-phosphate
For diagram of the bacterial pathway of ascorbic-acid catabolism, click here
Other name(s): L-xylulose 5-phosphate 3-epimerase; UlaE; SgaU
Systematic name: L-ribulose-5-phosphate 3-epimerase
Comments: Along with EC, 3-dehydro-L-gulonate-6-phosphate decarboxylase, this enzyme is involved in a pathway for the utilization of L-ascorbate by Escherichia coli.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 1114425-98-7
1.  Yew, W.S. and Gerlt, J.A. Utilization of L-ascorbate by Escherichia coli K-12: assignments of functions to products of the yjf-sga and yia-sgb operons. J. Bacteriol. 184 (2002) 302–306. [PMID: 11741871]
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