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Accepted name: L-fucose mutarotase
Reaction: α-L-fucopyranose = β-L-fucopyranose
For diagram of L-fucose catabolism, click here
Other name(s): FucU; fucose mutarotase; FucM
Systematic name: L-fucose 1-epimerase
Comments: This enzyme shows no 1-epimerase activity with D-glucose, L-rhamnose and D-fucose (cf. EC, aldose 1-epimerase) [1].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB
1.  Ryu, K.S., Kim, C., Kim, I., Yoo, S., Choi, B.S. and Park, C. NMR application probes a novel and ubiquitous family of enzymes that alter monosaccharide configuration. J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 25544–25548. [DOI] [PMID: 15060078]
2.  Park, D., Ryu, K.S., Choi, D., Kwak, J. and Park, C. Characterization and role of fucose mutarotase in mammalian cells. Glycobiology 17 (2007) 955–962. [DOI] [PMID: 17602138]
[EC created 2014]

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