IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UTP—xylose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase

Reaction: UTP + α-D-xylose 1-phosphate = diphosphate + UDP-xylose

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): xylose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase; uridylyltransferase, xylose 1-phosphate; UDP-xylose pyrophosphorylase; uridine diphosphoxylose pyrophosphorylase; xylose 1-phosphate uridylyltransferase

Systematic name: UTP:α-D-xylose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9026-20-4


1. Ginsburg, V., Neufeld, E.F. and Hassid, W.Z. Enzymatic synthesis of uridine diphosphate xylose and uridine diphosphate arabinose. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 42 (1956) 333-335.

[EC created 1961]

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