IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: linamarin synthase

Reaction: UDP-glucose + 2-hydroxy-2-methylpropanenitrile = UDP + linamarin

Other name(s): uridine diphosphoglucose-ketone glucosyltransferase; uridine diphosphate-glucose-ketone cyanohydrin β-glucosyltransferase; UDP glucose ketone cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase; UDPglucose:ketone cyanohydrin β-glucosyltransferase; uridine diphosphoglucose-ketone cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-glucose:2-hydroxy-2-methylpropanenitrile β-D-glucosyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme glucosylates the cyanohydrins of butanone and pentan-3-one as well as that of acetone.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37277-68-2


1. Hahlbrock, K. and Conn, E.E. The biosynthesis of cyanogenic glycosides in higher plants. I. Purification and properties of a uridine diphosphate-glucose-ketone cyanohydrin β-glucosyltransferase from Linum usitatissimum L. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 917-922. [PMID: 5417265]

[EC created 1972]

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