IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 10-deoxymethynolide desosaminyltransferase

Reaction: dTDP-3-dimethylamino-3,4,6-trideoxy-α-D-glucopyranose + 10-deoxymethynolide = dTDP + 10-deoxymethymycin

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Glossary: dTDP-3-dimethylamino-3,4,6-trideoxy-α-D-glucopyranose = dTDP-D-desosamine

Other name(s): glycosyltransferase DesVII; DesVII

Systematic name: dTDP-3-dimethylamino-3,4,6-trideoxy-α-D-glucopyranose:10-deoxymethynolide 3-dimethylamino-4,6-dideoxy-α-D-glucosyltransferase

Comments: DesVII is the glycosyltransferase responsible for the attachment of dTDP-D-desosamine to 10-deoxymethynolide or narbonolide during the biosynthesis of methymycin, neomethymycin, narbomycin, and pikromycin in the bacterium Streptomyces venezuelae. Activity requires an additional protein partner, DesVIII.

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1. Borisova, S.A. and Liu, H.W. Characterization of glycosyltransferase DesVII and its auxiliary partner protein DesVIII in the methymycin/picromycin biosynthetic pathway. Biochemistry 49 (2010) 8071-8084. [PMID: 20695498]

2. Borisova, S.A., Kim, H.J., Pu, X. and Liu, H.W. Glycosylation of acyclic and cyclic aglycone substrates by macrolide glycosyltransferase DesVII/DesVIII: analysis and implications. Chembiochem. 9 (2008) 1554-1558. [PMID: 18548476]

3. Hong, J.S., Park, S.J., Parajuli, N., Park, S.R., Koh, H.S., Jung, W.S., Choi, C.Y. and Yoon, Y.J. Functional analysis of desVIII homologues involved in glycosylation of macrolide antibiotics by interspecies complementation. Gene 386 (2007) 123-130. [PMID: 17049185]

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