IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-glycero-β-D-manno-heptose 1,7-bisphosphate 7-phosphatase

Reaction: D-glycero-β-D-manno-heptose 1,7-bisphosphate + H2O = D-glycero-β-D-manno-heptose 1-phosphate + phosphate

Other name(s): gmhB (gene name); yaeD (gene name)

Systematic name: D-glycero-β-D-manno-heptose 1,7-bisphosphate 7-phosphohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme is involved in biosynthesis of ADP-L-glycero-β-D-manno-heptose, which is utilized for assembly of the lipopolysaccharide inner core in Gram-negative bacteria. In vitro the catalytic efficiency with the β-anomer is 100-200-fold higher than with the α-anomer [3].

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1. Kneidinger, B., Marolda, C., Graninger, M., Zamyatina, A., McArthur, F., Kosma, P., Valvano, M.A. and Messner, P. Biosynthesis pathway of ADP-L-glycero-β-D-manno-heptose in Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 184 (2002) 363-369. [PMID: 11751812]

2. Valvano, M.A., Messner, P. and Kosma, P. Novel pathways for biosynthesis of nucleotide-activated glycero-manno-heptose precursors of bacterial glycoproteins and cell surface polysaccharides. Microbiology 148 (2002) 1979-1989. [PMID: 12101286]

3. Wang, L., Huang, H., Nguyen, H.H., Allen, K.N., Mariano, P.S. and Dunaway-Mariano, D. Divergence of biochemical function in the HAD superfamily: D-glycero-D-manno-heptose-1,7-bisphosphate phosphatase (GmhB) . Biochemistry 49 (2010) 1072-1081. [PMID: 20050615]

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