|PROSITE documentation PDOC01029|
Diaminopimelate epimerase (EC 22.214.171.124) catalyzes the isomeriazation of L,L- to D,L-meso-diaminopimelate in the biosynthetic pathway leading from aspartate to lysine.
This enzyme is a protein of about 30 Kd. Two conserved cysteines seem  to function as the acid and base in the catalytic mechanism. As a signature pattern, we selected the region surrounding the first of these two active site cysteines.Last update:
April 2006 / Pattern revised.
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|1||Authors||Cirilli M., Zheng R., Scapin G., Blanchard J.S.|
|Title||Structural symmetry: the three-dimensional structure of Haemophilus influenzae diaminopimelate epimerase.|