IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-Glc:α-D-GlcNAc-glucosaminyl-diphosphoundecaprenol β-1,3-glucosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-glucose + N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol = UDP + β-D-Glc-(1→3)-α-D-GlcNAc-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol

Other name(s): WfaP; WfgD; UDP-Glc:GlcNAc-pyrophosphate-lipid β-1,3-glucosyltransferase; UDP-Glc:GlcNAc-diphosphate-lipid β-1,3-glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-glucose:N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol β-1,3-glucosyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme is involved in the the biosynthesis of the O-polysaccharide repeating unit of the bacterium Escherichia coli serotype O56 and serotype O152.

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1. Brockhausen, I., Hu, B., Liu, B., Lau, K., Szarek, W.A., Wang, L. and Feng, L. Characterization of two β-1,3-glucosyltransferases from Escherichia coli serotypes O56 and O152. J. Bacteriol. 190 (2008) 4922-4932. [PMID: 18487334]

[EC created 2013]

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