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Medical Term:

alanine racemase

Pronunciation: al′ă-nēn rā′sē-mās

Definition: An enzyme, requiring pyridoxal phosphate as coenzyme, that catalyzes the reversible racemization of l-alanine to d-alanine; found in various microorganisms, where it plays a role in the biosynthesis of the d-amino acids present in the capsular proteins.

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