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Medical Term:

ribulose-phosphate 3-epimerase

Pronunciation: ri'byu-los-fos'fat ep'i-mer'as


An enzyme catalyzing the reversible interconversion of d-xylulose 5-phosphate and its epimer, d-ribulose 5-phosphate; a step in the nonoxidative phase of the pentose phosphate pathway.

Synonym(s): phosphoribulose epimerase

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