IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: sn-glycerol-3-phosphate 2-α-galactosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + sn-glycerol 3-phosphate = UDP + 2-(α-D-galactosyl)-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate

Other name(s): floridoside-phosphate synthase; UDP-galactose:sn-glycerol-3-phosphate-2-D-galactosyl transferase; FPS; UDP-galactose, sn-3-glycerol phosphate:1→2' galactosyltransferase; floridoside phosphate synthetase; floridoside phosphate synthase; UDP-galactose:sn-glycerol-3-phosphate 2-α-D-galactosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:sn-glycerol-3-phosphate 2-α-D-galactosyltransferase

Comments: The product is hydrolysed by a phosphatase to floridoside (cf. EC sn-glycerol-3-phosphate 1-galactosyltransferase).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 80747-34-8


1. Gray, N.C.C. and Strickland, K.P. The purification and characterization of a phospholipase A2 activity from the 106,000 x g pellet (microsomal fraction) of bovine brain acting on phosphatidylinositol. Can. J. Biochem. 60 (1982) 108-117. [PMID: 7083039]

[EC created 1984]

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