16-hydroxysteroid epimerase

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16-hydroxysteroid epimerase
Identifiers
EC number 5.1.99.2
CAS number 37318-40-4
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a 16-hydroxysteroid epimerase (EC 5.1.99.2) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

16alpha-hydroxysteroid 16beta-hydroxysteroid

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, 16alpha-hydroxysteroid, and one product, 16beta-hydroxysteroid.

This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those racemases and epimerases acting on other compounds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 16-hydroxysteroid 16-epimerase.

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