5 years ago

d -Proline: Comment to “An overview on d -amino acids”

Simone König, Heather Marco, Gerd Gäde


An excellent 2017 review in this journal about d-amino acids by Genchi aims for a comprehensive representation of the current state of knowledge. Unfortunately, information about both d-proline and proline racemase is almost entirely missing. In our investigations into d/l-Pro-containing neuropeptides in cicadas, we have performed literature surveys in this context. Proline racemases in bacteria are known since 1957; their function has been studied mostly in prokaryotes and, more recently, proline racemase was identified in the unicellular eukaryotic parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Published data on d-proline and/or proline racemase in other species are rare or non-existent.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00726-017-2511-5

DOI: 10.1007/s00726-017-2511-5

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