IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: undecaprenyl-phosphate galactose phosphotransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + undecaprenyl phosphate = UMP + α-D-galactosyl-diphosphoundecaprenol

Other name(s): poly(isoprenol)-phosphate galactose phosphotransferase; poly(isoprenyl)phosphate galactosephosphatetransferase; undecaprenyl phosphate galactosyl-1-phosphate transferase; UDP-galactose:undecaprenyl-phosphate galactose phosphotransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:undecaprenyl-phosphate galactose phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37278-29-8


1. Osborn, M.J. and Yuan Tze-Yuen, R. Biosynthesis of bacterial lipopolysaccharide. VII. Enzymatic formation of the first intermediate in biosynthesis of the O-antigen of Salmonella typhimurium. J. Biol. Chem. 243 (1968) 5145-5152. [PMID: 4878433]

2. Wright, A., Dankert, M., Fennessen, P. and Robbins, P.W. Characterization of a polyisoprenoid compound functional in O-antigen biosynthesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 57 (1967) 1798-1803. [PMID: 4291948]

[EC created 1972]

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