IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: GDP-Man:Man3GlcNAc2-PP-dolichol α-1,2-mannosyltransferase

Reaction: 2 GDP-α-D-mannose + α-D-Man-(1→3)-[α-D-Man-(1→6)]-β-D-Man-(1→4)-β-D-GlcNAc-(1→4)-α-D-GlcNAc-diphosphodolichol = 2 GDP + α-D-Man-(1→2)-α-D-Man-(1→2)-α-D-Man-(1→3)-[α-D-Man-(1→6)]-β-D-Man-(1→4)-β-D-GlcNAc-(1→4)-α-D-GlcNAc-diphosphodolichol

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Other name(s): ALG11; ALG11 mannosyltransferase; LEW3 (gene name); At2G40190 (gene name); gmd3 (gene name); galactomannan deficiency protein 3; GDP-mannose:glycolipid 1,2-α-D-mannosyltransferase; glycolipid 2-α-mannosyltransferase; GDP-mannose:glycolipid 2-α-D-mannosyltransferase; GDP-Man:Man3GlcNAc2-PP-Dol α-1,2-mannosyltransferase; GDP-α-D-mannose:D-Man-α-(1→3)-[D-Man-α-(1→6)]-D-Man-β-(1→4)-D-GlcNAc-β-(1→4)-D-GlcNAc-diphosphodolichol 2-α-D-mannosyltransferase

Systematic name: GDP-α-D-mannose:α-D-Man-(1→3)-[α-D-Man-(1→6)]-β-D-Man-(1→4)-β-D-GlcNAc-(1→4)-α-D-GlcNAc-diphosphodolichol 2-α-D-mannosyltransferase (configuration-retaining)

Comments: The biosynthesis of asparagine-linked glycoproteins (N-linked protein glycosylation) utilizes a dolichyl diphosphate-linked glycosyl donor, which is assembled by the series of membrane-bound glycosyltransferases that comprise the dolichol pathway. ALG11 mannosyltransferase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae carries out two sequential steps in the formation of the lipid-linked core oligosaccharide, adding two mannose residues in α(1→2) linkages to the nascent oligosaccharide.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 74506-43-7


1. O'Reilly, M.K., Zhang, G. and Imperiali, B. In vitro evidence for the dual function of Alg2 and Alg11: essential mannosyltransferases in N-linked glycoprotein biosynthesis. Biochemistry 45 (2006) 9593-9603. [PMID: 16878994]

2. Absmanner, B., Schmeiser, V., Kampf, M. and Lehle, L. Biochemical characterization, membrane association and identification of amino acids essential for the function of Alg11 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, an α1,2-mannosyltransferase catalysing two sequential glycosylation steps in the formation of the lipid-linked core oligosaccharide. Biochem. J. 426 (2010) 205-217. [PMID: 19929855]

3. Schutzbach, J.S., Springfield, J.D. and Jensen, J.W. The biosynthesis of oligosaccharide-lipids. Formation of an α-1,2-mannosyl-mannose linkage. J. Biol. Chem. 255 (1980) 4170-4175. [PMID: 6154707]

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