IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: vitexin β-glucosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-glucose + vitexin = UDP + vitexin 2"-O-β-D-glucoside

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Other name(s): uridine diphosphoglucose-vitexin 2"-glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-glucose:vitexin 2"-O-β-D-glucosyltransferase

Comments: Vitexin is a flavonoid from Cannabis sativa (hemp) and some populations of Silene alba.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 76828-68-7


1. Heinsbroek, R., Van Brederode, J., Van Nigtevecht, G., Maas, J., Kamsteeg, J., Besson, E. and Chopin, J. The 2"-O-glucosylation of vitexin and isovitexin in petals of Silene alba is catalysed by two dfferent enzymes. Phytochemistry 19 (1980) 1935-1937.

[EC created 1983]

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