IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-N-acetylglucosamine—dolichyl-phosphate N-acetylglucosaminephosphotransferase

Reaction: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine + dolichyl phosphate = UMP + N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl-diphosphodolichol

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): UDP-D-N-acetylglucosamine N-acetylglucosamine 1-phosphate transferase; UDP-GlcNAc:dolichyl-phosphate GlcNAc-1-phosphate transferase; UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine:dolichol phosphate N-acetyl-D-glucosamine-1-phosphate transferase; uridine diphosphoacetylglucosamine-dolichyl phosphate acetylglucosamine-1-phosphotransferase; chitobiosylpyrophosphoryldolichol synthase; dolichol phosphate N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphotransferase; UDP-acetylglucosamine-dolichol phosphate acetylglucosamine phosphotransferase; UDP-acetylglucosamine-dolichol phosphate acetylglucosamine-1-phosphotransferase

Systematic name: UDP-N-α-acetyl-D-glucosamine:dolichyl-phosphate N-acetyl-D-glucosaminephosphotransferase (configuration-retaining)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 70431-08-2


1. Sharma, C.B., Lehle, L. and Tanner, W. Solubilization and characterization of the initial enzymes of the dolichol pathway from yeast. Eur. J. Biochem. 126 (1982) 319-325. [PMID: 6215245]

2. Villemez, C.L. and Carlo, P.L. Properties of a soluble polyprenyl phosphate. UDP-D-N-acetylglucosamine N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphate transferase. J. Biol. Chem. 255 (1980) 8174-8178. [PMID: 6447695]

[EC created 1983]

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