Reaction: β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1→3)-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine + phosphate = α-D-galactopyranose 1-phosphate + N-acetyl-D-glucosamine
Other name(s): lacto-N-biose phosphorylase; LNBP; galacto-N-biose phosphorylase
Systematic name: β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1→3)-N-acetyl-D-hexosamine:phosphate galactosyltransferase
Comments: Reaction also occurs with β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1→3)-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine as the substrate, giving N-acetyl-D-galactosamine as the product.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 224427-06-9
1. Derensy-Dron, D., Krzewinski, F., Brassart, C. and Bouquelet S. β-1,3-Galactosyl-N-acetylhexosamine phosphorylase from Bifidobacterium bifidum DSM 20082: characterization, partial purification and relation to mucin degradation. Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 29 (1999) 3-10. [PMID: 9889079]