IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: hydroxyanthraquinone glucosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-glucose + an hydroxyanthraquinone = UDP + a glucosyloxyanthraquinone

Other name(s): uridine diphosphoglucose-anthraquinone glucosyltransferase; anthraquinone-specific glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-glucose:hydroxyanthraquinone O-glucosyltransferase

Comments: A range of anthraquinones and some flavones can act as acceptors; best substrates are emodin, anthrapurpurin, quinizarin, 2,6-dihydroxyanthraquinone and 1,8-dihydroxyanthraquinone.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 112198-78-4


1. Khouri, H.E. and Ibrahim, R.K. Purification and some properties of five anthraquinone-specific glucosyltransferases from Cinchona succiruba cell suspension culture. Phytochemistry 26 (1987) 2531-2535.

[EC created 1990]

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