IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cellobiose phosphorylase

Reaction: cellobiose + phosphate = α-D-glucose 1-phosphate + D-glucose

Systematic name: cellobiose:phosphate α-D-glucosyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9030-20-0


1. Alexander, J.K. Purification and specificity of cellobiose phosphorylase from Clostridium thermocellum. J. Biol. Chem. 243 (1968) 2899-2904. [PMID: 5653182]

2. Ayers, W.A. Phosphorolysis and synthesis of cellobiose by cell extracts from Ruminococcus flavefaciens. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2819-2822.

[EC created 1965]

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