Definition of epimerize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈpɪmərʌɪz/
Pronunciation: /ɛˈpɪmərʌɪz/
(also epimerise)


[with object] Chemistry
Convert from one epimeric form into the other: enzymes which activate phenylalanine and epimerize it to the D-isomer
More example sentences
  • 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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