IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: CDP-paratose synthase

Reaction: CDP-α-D-paratose + NADP+ = CDP-4-dehydro-3,6-dideoxy-α-D-glucose + NADPH + H+

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Glossary: CDP-α-D-paratose = CDP-3,6-dideoxy-α-D-glucose = CDP-3,6-dideoxy-α-D-ribo-hexose

Other name(s): rfbS (gene name)

Systematic name: CDP-α-D-paratose:NADP+ 4-oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme is involved in synthesis of paratose and tyvelose, unusual 3,6-dideoxyhexose sugars that form part of the O-antigen in the lipopolysaccharides of several enteric bacteria. Isolated from Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi (Salmonella typhi).

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1. Verma, N. and Reeves, P. Identification and sequence of rfbS and rfbE, which determine antigenic specificity of group A and group D salmonellae. J. Bacteriol. 171 (1989) 5694-5701. [PMID: 2793833]

2. Hallis, T.M., Lei, Y., Que, N.L. and Liu, H. Mechanistic studies of the biosynthesis of paratose: purification and characterization of CDP-paratose synthase. Biochemistry 37 (1998) 4935-4945. [PMID: 9538012]

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