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In biochemistry, an isomerase is an enzyme that catalyses the interconversion of polymers. Isomerases thus catalyze reactions of the form

A → B


The names of isomerases are formed as "substrate isomerase" (for example, enoyl CoA isomerase), or as "substrate type of isomerase" (for example, phosphoglucomutase).


Isomerases are classified as EC 5 in the EC number classification of enzymes. Isomerases can be further classified into six subclasses:


  • EC 5 Introduction from the Department of Chemistry at Queen Mary, University of London
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