IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-D-glucosyl crocetin β-1,6-glucosyltransferase

Reaction: (1) UDP-α-D-glucose + β-D-glucosyl crocetin = UDP + β-D-gentiobiosyl crocetin
(2) UDP-α-D-glucose + bis(β-D-glucosyl) crocetin = UDP + β-D-gentiobiosyl β-D-glucosyl crocetin
(3) UDP-α-D-glucose + β-D-gentiobiosyl β-D-glucosyl crocetin = UDP + crocin

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: crocin = bis(β-D-gentiobiosyl) crocetin
crocetin = (2E,4E,6E,8E,10E,12E,14E)-2,6,11,15-tetramethylhexadeca-2,4,6,8,10,12,14-heptaenedioate

Other name(s): UGT94E5; UDP-glucose:crocetin glucosyl ester glucosyltransferasee

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-glucose:β-D-glucosyl crocetin β-1,6-glucosyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the plant Gardenia jasminoides, adds a glucose to several crocetin glycosyl esters, but not to crocetin (cf. EC, crocetin glucosyltransferase).

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


1. Nagatoshi, M., Terasaka, K., Owaki, M., Sota, M., Inukai, T., Nagatsu, A. and Mizukami, H. UGT75L6 and UGT94E5 mediate sequential glucosylation of crocetin to crocin in Gardenia jasminoides. FEBS Lett 586 (2012) 1055-1061. [PMID: 22569263]

[EC created 2014]

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