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aldose 1-epimerase

Pronunciation: al′dōs ep′i-mĕr-ās

Definition: An enzyme catalyzing the reversible interconversion of α- and β-aldoses (α- and β-d-glucose); also acts on l-arabinose, d-xylose, d-galactose, maltose, and lactose.

Synonym(s): aldose mutarotase, mutarotase

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