IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 1,3-β-glucan synthase

Reaction: UDP-glucose + [(1→3)-β-D-glucosyl]n = UDP + [(1→3)-β-D-glucosyl]n+1

Other name(s): 1,3-β-D-glucan—UDP glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose—1,3-β-D-glucan glucosyltransferase; callose synthetase; 1,3-β-D-glucan-UDP glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose-1,3-β-D-glucan glucosyltransferase; paramylon synthetase; UDP-glucose-β-glucan glucosyltransferase; GS-II; (1,3)-β-glucan (callose) synthase; β-1,3-glucan synthase; β-1,3-glucan synthetase; 1,3-β-D-glucan synthetase; 1,3-β-D-glucan synthase; 1,3-β-glucan-uridine diphosphoglucosyltransferase; callose synthase; UDP-glucose-1,3-β-glucan glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose:(1,3)β-glucan synthase; uridine diphosphoglucose-1,3-β-glucan glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose:1,3-β-D-glucan 3-β-D-glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-glucose:(1→3)-β-D-glucan 3-β-D-glucosyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9037-30-3


1. Maréchal, L.R. and Goldemberg, S.H. Uridine diphosphate glucose-β-1,3-glucan β-3-glucosyltransferase from Euglena gracilis. J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 3163-3167. [PMID: 14245356]

[EC created 1972]

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