IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-Gal:α-L-Fuc-1,2-β-Gal-1,3-α-GalNAc-1,3-α-GalNAc-diphosphoundecaprenol α-1,3-galactosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + α-L-Fuc-(1→2)-β-D-Gal-(1→3)-α-D-GalNAc-(1→3)-α-D-GalNAc-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol = UDP + α-D-Gal-(1→3)-(α-L-Fuc-(1→2))-β-D-Gal-(1→3)-α-D-GalNAc-(1→3)-α-D-GalNAc-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol

Other name(s): WbnI

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:α-L-Fuc-(1→2)-β-D-Gal-(1→3)-α-D-GalNAc-(1→3)-α-D-GalNAc-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol α-1,3-galactosyltransferase

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

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1. Yi, W., Shao, J., Zhu, L., Li, M., Singh, M., Lu, Y., Lin, S., Li, H., Ryu, K., Shen, J., Guo, H., Yao, Q., Bush, C.A. and Wang, P.G. Escherichia coli O86 O-antigen biosynthetic gene cluster and stepwise enzymatic synthesis of human blood group B antigen tetrasaccharide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127 (2005) 2040-2041. [PMID: 15713070]

2. Yi, W., Zhu, L., Guo, H., Li, M., Li, J. and Wang, P.G. Formation of a new O-polysaccharide in Escherichia coli O86 via disruption of a glycosyltransferase gene involved in O-unit assembly. Carbohydr. Res. 341 (2006) 2254-2260. [PMID: 16839526]

3. Woodward, R., Yi, W., Li, L., Zhao, G., Eguchi, H., Sridhar, P.R., Guo, H., Song, J.K., Motari, E., Cai, L., Kelleher, P., Liu, X., Han, W., Zhang, W., Ding, Y., Li, M. and Wang, P.G. In vitro bacterial polysaccharide biosynthesis: defining the functions of Wzy and Wzz. Nat. Chem. Biol. 6 (2010) 418-423. [PMID: 20418877]

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