IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: sphingosine β-galactosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + sphingosine = UDP + psychosine

Other name(s): psychosine—UDP galactosyltransferase; galactosyl-sphingosine transferase; psychosine-uridine diphosphate galactosyltransferase; UDP-galactose:sphingosine O-galactosyl transferase; uridine diphosphogalactose-sphingosine β-galactosyltransferase; UDP-galactose:sphingosine 1-β-galactotransferase; UDP-galactose:sphingosine 1-β-galactosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:sphingosine 1-β-galactosyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9032-90-0


1. Cleland, W.W. and Kennedy, E.P. The enzymatic synthesis of psychosine. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 45-51.

[EC created 1965]

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