IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: GDP-Man:α-D-Gal-diphosphoundecaprenol α-1,3-mannosyltransferase

Reaction: GDP-α-D-mannose + α-D-galactosyl-diphospho-ditrans-octacis-undecaprenol = GDP + α-D-Man-(1→3)-α-D-Gal-PP-Und

Glossary: α-D-Man-(1→3)-α-D-Gal-PP-Und = α-D-mannopyranosyl-(1→3)-α-D-galactopyranosyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol

Other name(s): wbaZ (gene name); rfbZ (gene name)

Systematic name: GDP-α-D-mannose:α-D-mannopyranosyl-(1→3)-α-D-galactopyranosyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol 3-α-mannosyltransferase (configuration-retaining)

Comments: The enzyme, present in Salmonella strains that belong to group C2, participates in the biosynthesis of the repeat unit of O antigens produced by these strains.

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1. Brown, P.K., Romana, L.K. and Reeves, P.R. Cloning of the rfb gene cluster of a group C2 Salmonella strain: comparison with the rfb regions of groups B and D. Mol. Microbiol. 5 (1991) 1873-1881. [PMID: 1722557]

2. Brown, P.K., Romana, L.K. and Reeves, P.R. Molecular analysis of the rfb gene cluster of Salmonella serovar muenchen (strain M67): the genetic basis of the polymorphism between groups C2 and B. Mol. Microbiol. 6 (1992) 1385-1394. [PMID: 1379320]

3. Liu, D., Haase, A.M., Lindqvist, L., Lindberg, A.A. and Reeves, P.R. Glycosyl transferases of O-antigen biosynthesis in Salmonella enterica: identification and characterization of transferase genes of groups B, C2, and E1. J. Bacteriol. 175 (1993) 3408-3413. [PMID: 7684736]

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