verb[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.
Definition of epimerize in:
- The US English dictionary