IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 8-demethyltetracenomycin C L-rhamnosyltransferase

Reaction: dTDP-β-L-rhamnose + 8-demethyltetracenomycin C = dTDP + 8-demethyl-8-α-L-rhamnosyltetracenomycin C

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Glossary: dTDP-β-L-rhamnose = dTDP-6-deoxy-β-L-mannose

Other name(s): elmGT

Systematic name: dTDP-β-L-rhamnose:8-demethyltetracenomycin C 3-α-L-rhamnosyltransferase

Comments: Isolated from Streptomyces olivaceus Tü2353. Involved in elloramycin biosynthesis. In vitro it can also utilize other 6-deoxy D- or L-hexoses.

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


1. Blanco, G., Patallo, E.P., Brana, A.F., Trefzer, A., Bechthold, A., Rohr, J., Mendez, C. and Salas, J.A. Identification of a sugar flexible glycosyltransferase from Streptomyces olivaceus, the producer of the antitumor polyketide elloramycin. Chem. Biol. 8 (2001) 253-263. [PMID: 11306350]

[EC created 2014]

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