IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: α,α-trehalose-phosphate synthase (ADP-forming)

Reaction: ADP-α-D-glucose + D-glucose 6-phosphate = ADP + α,α-trehalose 6-phosphate

Other name(s): otsA (gene name); ADP-glucose —glucose-phosphate glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: ADP-α-D-glucose:D-glucose-6-phosphate 1-α-D-glucosyltransferase (configuration-retaining)

Comments: The enzyme has been reported from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and from mycobacteria. The enzyme from Mycobacterium tuberculosis can also use UDP-α-D-glucose, but the activity with ADP-α-D-glucose, which is considered the main substrate in vivo, is higher.

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1. Ferreira, J.C., Thevelein, J.M., Hohmann, S., Paschoalin, V.M., Trugo, L.C. and Panek, A.D. Trehalose accumulation in mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae deleted in the UDPG-dependent trehalose synthase-phosphatase complex. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1335 (1997) 40-50. [PMID: 9133641]

2. Pan, Y.T., Carroll, J.D. and Elbein, A.D. Trehalose-phosphate synthase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Cloning, expression and properties of the recombinant enzyme. Eur. J. Biochem. 269 (2002) 6091-6100. [PMID: 12473104]

3. Asencion Diez, M.D., Demonte, A.M., Syson, K., Arias, D.G., Gorelik, A., Guerrero, S.A., Bornemann, S. and Iglesias, A.A. Allosteric regulation of the partitioning of glucose-1-phosphate between glycogen and trehalose biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1850 (2015) 13-21. [PMID: 25277548]

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