IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aclacinomycin-T 2-deoxy-L-fucose transferase

Reaction: dTDP-2-deoxy-β-L-fucose + aclacinomycin T = dTDP + aclacinomycin S

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: idarubicin = (7S,9S)-9-acetyl-7-(3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-β-L-lyxo-hexosyloxy)-6,9,11-trihydroxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrotetracene-5,12-dione
aclacinomycin S = 7-O-(2-deoxy-α-L-fucosyl-(1→4)-rhodosaminyl)aklavinone
aclacinomycin T = 7-O-(α-L-rhodosaminyl)aklavinone

Other name(s): AknK

Systematic name: dTDP-2-deoxy-β-L-fucose:7-(α-L-rhodosaminyl)aklavinone 2-deoxy-α-L-fucosyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme, isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces galilaeus, is involved in the biosynthesis of other aclacinomycins. Also acts on idarubicin. It will slowly add a second 2-deoxy-L-fucose unit to aclacinomycin S in vitro.

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


1. Lu, W., Leimkuhler, C., Oberthur, M., Kahne, D. and Walsh, C.T. AknK is an L-2-deoxyfucosyltransferase in the biosynthesis of the anthracycline aclacinomycin A. Biochemistry 43 (2004) 4548-4558. [PMID: 15078101]

[EC created 2014]

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