IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: hydroxymandelonitrile glucosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-glucose + 4-hydroxymandelonitrile = UDP + taxiphyllin

Other name(s): cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase; uridine diphosphoglucose-cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-glucose:4-hydroxymandelonitrile glucosyltransferase

Comments: 3,4-Dihydroxymandelonitrile can also act as acceptor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 89287-39-8


1. Hösel, W. and Schiel, O. Biosynthesis of cyanogenic glucosides: in vitro analysis of the glucosylation step. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 229 (1984) 177-186. [PMID: 6230992]

2. Poulton, J.E. and Shin, S.-I. Prunasin biosynthesis by cell-free-extracts from black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh) fruits and leaves. Z. Naturforsch. C: Biosci. 38 (1983) 369-374.

[EC created 1989]

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