FUOM isomerises alpha-Fuc to beta-Fuc

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R-HSA-6787677
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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L-Fucose (6-deoxy-L-galactose) exists in two different forms, alpha-L-fucose (29.5%) and beta-L-fucose (70.5%). The beta-form is metabolised through the salvage pathway to ultimately form GDP-fucose. Fucose mutarotase (FUOM) is involved in the anomeric conversions of monosaccharides, converting alpha-Fuc to beta-Fuc (Timson & Reece 2003).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
12753898 Identification and characterisation of human aldose 1-epimerase

Timson, DJ, Reece, RJ

FEBS Lett. 2003
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Title
racemase and epimerase activity, acting on carbohydrates and derivatives of FUOM dimer [cytosol]
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Rhea
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