IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: galactogen 6β-galactosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-galactose + galactogen = UDP + (1→6)-β-D-galactosylgalactogen

Other name(s): uridine diphosphogalactose-galactogen galactosyltransferase; 1,6-D-galactosyltransferase; β-(1-6)-D-galactosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-galactose:galactogen β-1,6-D-galactosyltransferase

Comments: Galactogen from Helix pomatia is the most effective acceptor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 88273-54-5


1. Goudsmit, E.M., Ketchum, P.A., Grossens, M.K. and Blake, D.A. Biosynthesis of galactogen: identification of a β-(1→6)-D-galactosyltransferase in Helix pomatia albumen glands. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 992 (1989) 289-297. [PMID: 2505854]

[EC created 1992]

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