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Diaminopimelate epimerase (EC 18.104.22.168) catalyzes the isomeriazation of L,L- to
D,L-meso-diaminopimelate in the biosynthetic pathway leading from aspartate to
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
April 2006 / Pattern revised.
PROSITE method (with tools and information) covered by this documentation:
Cirilli M., Zheng R., Scapin G., Blanchard J.S.
Structural symmetry: the three-dimensional structure of Haemophilus influenzae diaminopimelate epimerase.
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