IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-hydroxythioamide S-β-glucosyltransferase

Reaction: (1) UDP-α-D-glucose + (Z)-2-phenyl-1-thioacetohydroximate = UDP + desulfoglucotropeolin
(2) UDP-α-D-glucose + an (E)-ω-(methylsulfanyl)alkyl-thiohydroximate = UDP + an aliphatic desulfoglucosinolate
(3) UDP-α-D-glucose + (E)-2-(1H-indol-3-yl)-1-thioacetohydroximate = UDP + desulfoglucobrassicin

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Glossary: an aliphatic desulfoglucosinolate = an ω-(methylsulfanyl)alkylhydroximate S-glucoside

Other name(s): UGT74B1 (gene name); desulfoglucosinolate-uridine diphosphate glucosyltransferase; uridine diphosphoglucose-thiohydroximate glucosyltransferase; thiohydroximate β-D-glucosyltransferase; UDPG:thiohydroximate glucosyltransferase; thiohydroximate S-glucosyltransferase; thiohydroximate glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose:thiohydroximate S-β-D-glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose:N-hydroxy-2-phenylethanethioamide S-β-D-glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-glucose:N-hydroxy-2-phenylethanethioamide S-β-D-glucosyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme specifically glucosylates the thiohydroximate functional group. It is involved in the biosynthesis of glucosinolates in cruciferous plants, and acts on aliphatic, aromatic, and indolic substrates.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9068-14-8


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2. Reed, D.W., Davin, L., Jain, J.C., Deluca, V., Nelson, L. and Underhill, E.W. Purification and properties of UDP-glucose:thiohydroximate glucosyltransferase from Brassica napus L. seedlings. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 305 (1993) 526-532. [PMID: 8373190]

3. Marillia, E.F., MacPherson, J.M., Tsang, E.W., Van Audenhove, K., Keller, W.A. and GrootWassink, J.W. Molecular cloning of a Brassica napus thiohydroximate S-glucosyltransferase gene and its expression in Escherichia coli. Physiol. Plant 113 (2001) 176-184. [PMID: 12060294]

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5. Grubb, C.D., Zipp, B.J., Ludwig-Muller, J., Masuno, M.N., Molinski, T.F. and Abel, S. Arabidopsis glucosyltransferase UGT74B1 functions in glucosinolate biosynthesis and auxin homeostasis. Plant J. 40 (2004) 893-908. [PMID: 15584955]

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