verb[with object] Chemistry
Convert from one epimeric form into the other.
- This generates UDP-galactose and G1P. The UDP-galactose is epimerized to UDP-glucose by UDP-galactose - 4 epimerase.
- In contrast, when the 4'-ketone group of ABA is reduced to form the diols then the 1'-oxygen becomes labile and exchanges and even epimerizes and so also does the oxygen atom of the 4'-hydroxyl group.
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