IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cyanidin 3-O-galactosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + cyanidin = UDP + cyanidin 3-O-β-D-galactoside

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Glossary: cyanidin = 3,3',4',5,7-pentahydroxyflavylium

Other name(s): UDP-galactose:cyanidin galactosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:cyanidin 3-O-galactosyltransferase

Comments: Isolated from the plant Daucus carota (Afghan cultivar carrot).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Rose, A., Glassgen, W.E., Hopp, W. and Seitz, H.U. Purification and characterization of glycosyltransferases involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis in cell-suspension cultures of Daucus carota L. Planta 198 (1996) 397-403. [PMID: 8717136]

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