IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-GalNAc:α-D-GalNAc-diphosphoundecaprenol α-1,3-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-galactosamine + N-acetyl-α-D-galactosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol = UDP + α-D-GalNAc-(1→3)-α-D-GalNAc-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol

Other name(s): WbnH

Systematic name: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-galactosamine:N-acetyl-α-D-galactosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol α-1,3-N-acetyl-D-galactosyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme is involved in the the biosynthesis of the O-polysaccharide repeating unit of Escherichia coli serotype O86.

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1. Yi, W., Yao, Q., Zhang, Y., Motari, E., Lin, S. and Wang, P.G. The wbnH gene of Escherichia coli O86:H2 encodes an α-1,3-N-acetylgalactosaminyl transferase involved in the O-repeating unit biosynthesis. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 344 (2006) 631-639. [PMID: 16630548]

[EC created 2013]

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