Reaction: Transfers a β-D-glucosyl residue from UDP-glucose on to a glucose residue in xyloglucan, forming a β-(1→4)-D-glucosyl-D-glucose linkage
Other name(s): uridine diphosphoglucose-xyloglucan 4β-glucosyltransferase; xyloglucan 4β-D-glucosyltransferase; xyloglucan glucosyltransferase
Systematic name: UDP-glucose:xyloglucan 1,4-β-D-glucosyltransferase
Comments: In association with EC 188.8.131.52 (xyloglucan 6-xylosyltransferase), this enzyme brings about the synthesis of xyloglucan; concurrent transfers of glucose and xylose are essential for this synthesis. Not identical with EC 184.108.40.206 cellulose synthase (UDP-forming).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 80237-91-8
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2. Hayashi, T. and Matsuda, K. Biosynthesis of xyloglucan in suspension-cultured soybean cells - synthesis of xyloglucan from UDP-glucose and UDP-xylose in the cell-free system. Plant Cell Physiol. 22 (1981) 517-523.