IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: indoxyl-UDPG glucosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-glucose + indoxyl = UDP + indican

Glossary: indoxyl = indole-3-ol

Other name(s): indoxyl-UDPG-glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-glucose:indoxyl 3-O-β-D-glucosyltransferase

Comments: Also acts to a limited extent on 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-hydroxyindole. After enzymic or chemical hydrolysis, indican forms indoxyl, which, in turn, is converted in the presence of oxygen to the dye indigo.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 258339-72-9


1. Marcinek, H., Weyler, W., Deus-Neumann, B. and Zenk, M.H. Indoxyl-UDPG-glucosyltransferase from Baphicacanthus cusia. Phytochemistry 53 (2000) 201-207. [PMID: 10680172]

[EC created 2002]

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