Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol = UDP + β-D-Gal-(1→4)-α-D-GlcNAc-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol
Other name(s): WfeD; UDP-Gal:GlcNAc-R 1,4-Gal-transferase; UDP-Gal:GlcNAc-pyrophosphate-lipid β-1,4-galactosyltransferase
Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol β-1,4-galactosyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme is involved in the the biosynthesis of the O-polysaccharide repeating unit of the bacterium Shigella boydii B14. The activity is stimulated by Mn2+ or to a lesser extent by Mg2+, Ca2+, Ni2+ or Pb2+.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Xu, C., Liu, B., Hu, B., Han, Y., Feng, L., Allingham, J.S., Szarek, W.A., Wang, L. and Brockhausen, I. Biochemical characterization of UDP-Gal:GlcNAc-pyrophosphate-lipid β-1,4-Galactosyltransferase WfeD, a new enzyme from Shigella boydii type 14 that catalyzes the second step in O-antigen repeating-unit synthesis. J. Bacteriol. 193 (2011) 449-459. [PMID: 21057010]