IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-glucuronate 5'-epimerase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-glucuronate = UDP-β-L-iduronate

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): uridine diphosphoglucuronate 5'-epimerase; UDP-glucuronic acid 5'-epimerase; C-5-uronosyl epimerase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-glucuronate 5'-epimerase

Comments: Requires NAD+.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37318-38-0


1. Jacobson, B. and Davidson, E.A. Biosynthesis of uronic acids by skin enzymes. I. Uridine diphosphate-D-glucuronic acid-5-epimerase. J. Biol. Chem. 237 (1962) 638-642.

[EC created 1972]

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