Corpus ID: 19536901

Evaluation of interconversion between (R)- and (S)-enantiomers of beta-aminoisobutyrate.

  title={Evaluation of interconversion between (R)- and (S)-enantiomers of beta-aminoisobutyrate.},
  author={N. Tamaki and M. Kaneko and M. Kikugawa and S. Fujimoto},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1035 1},
The conversion of (R)- to (S)-beta-aminoisobutyrate was observed in the presence of D-3-aminoisobutyrate-pyruvate aminotransferase, aminobutyrate aminotransferase, pyruvate and L-glutamate. The reverse reaction was also found in the presence of 2-oxoglutarate and L-alanine. Neither D-3-aminoisobutyrate-pyruvate aminotransferase nor aminobutyrate aminotransferase revealed a racemase activity of the enantiomorphs. 
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