IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ginsenoside Rd glucosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-glucose + ginsenoside Rd = UDP + ginsenoside Rb1

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: ginsenoside Rd = 20-(β-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy-3β-[β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy]dammar-24-en-12β-ol
ginsenoside Rb1 = 3β-[β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy]-20-[β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy]dammar-24-en-12β-ol

Other name(s): UDPG:ginsenoside Rd glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose:ginsenoside Rd glucosyltransferase; UGRdGT

Systematic name: UDP-glucose:ginsenoside-Rd β-1,6-glucosyltransferase

Comments: The glucosyl group forms a 1→6 bond to the glucosyloxy moiety at C-20 of ginsenoside Rd. Isolated from sanchi ginseng (Panax notoginseng).

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


1. Yue, C.-J. and Zhong J.-J. Purification and characterization of UDPG:ginsenoside Rd glucosyltransferase from suspended cells of Panax notoginseng. Process Biochem. 40 (2005) 3742-3748.

[EC created 2013]

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