IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: trehalose O-mycolyltransferase

Reaction: 2 α,α-trehalose 6-mycolate = α,α-trehalose + α,α-trehalose 6,6'-bismycolate

Other name(s): α,α'-trehalose 6-monomycolate:α,α'-trehalose mycolyltransferase; α,α&'-trehalose-6-mycolate:α,α'-trehalose-6-mycolate 6'-mycolyltransferase

Systematic name: α,α-trehalose-6-mycolate:α,α-trehalose-6-mycolate 6'-mycolyltransferase

Comments: Catalyses the exchange of mycolic acid between trehalose, trehalose mycolate and trehalose bismycolate. Trehalose 6-palmitate can also act as donor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 111694-11-2


1. Sathyamoorthy, N. and Takayama, K. Purification and characterization of a novel mycolic acid exchange enzyme from Mycobacterium smegmatis. J. Biol. Chem. 262 (1987) 13417-13423. [PMID: 3654621]

[EC created 1990]

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