IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycosaminoglycan galactosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + glycosaminoglycan = UDP + D-galactosylglycosaminoglycan

Other name(s): uridine diphosphogalactose-mucopolysaccharide galactosyltransferase; UDP-galactose:glycosaminoglycan D-galactosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:glycosaminoglycan D-galactosyltransferase

Comments: Involved in the biosynthesis of galactose-containing glycosaminoglycan of Dictyostelium discoideum.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 51004-28-5


1. Sussman, M. and Osborn, M.J. UDP-glucose polysaccharide transferase in the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum: appearance and dissappearance of activity during cell differentiation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 52 (1964) 81-87.

[EC created 1972, modified 1980]

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