This pathway was contributed by Huawei Chen, and completed by
Dong Jun Oh, University of Minnesota.
Mandelate racemase (MR) from Pseudomonas putida ATCC
12633 catalyzes the equilibration of the (R)-mandelate and
(Schafer et al., 1996).
In the mandelate pathway, (S)-mandelate dehydrogenase is specific for
the (S) enantiomer, thus requiring the racemase to allow (R)-mandelate
oxidation to benzoate.
The following is a text-format mandelate pathway map.
An organism which can initiate the pathway is given, but other organisms
may also carry out later steps. Follow the links for more information on compounds or reactions.
This map is also available in graphic (5k) format.