IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: sucrose 6F-α-galactosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + sucrose = UDP + 6F-α-D-galactosylsucrose

Other name(s): uridine diphosphogalactose-sucrose 6F-α-galactosyltransferase; UDPgalactose:sucrose 6fru-α-galactosyltransferase; sucrose 6F-α-galactotransferase; UDP-galactose:sucrose 6F-α-D-galactosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:sucrose 6F-α-D-galactosyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme is involved in the synthesis of the trisaccharide planteose and higher analogues in the seeds of Plantago and Sesamum species.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 92480-04-1


1. Hopf, H., Spanfelner, M. and Kandler, O. Planteose synthesis in seeds of Sesamum indicum L. Z. Pflanzenphysiol. 114 (1984) 485-492.

[EC created 1989]

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