IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phosphopolyprenol glucosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-glucose + polyprenyl phosphate = UDP + polyprenylphosphate-glucose

Other name(s): uridine diphosphoglucose-polyprenol monophosphate glucosyltransferase; UDPglucose:polyprenol monophosphate glucosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-glucose:phosphopolyprenol D-glucosyltransferase

Comments: Ficaprenyl phosphate is the best substrate; other polyprenols can also act as substrates, but more slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 55576-46-0


1. Jankowski, W., Mankowski, T. and Chojnacki, T. Formation of polyprenol monophosphate glucose in Shigella flexneri. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 337 (1974) 153-162. [PMID: 4373050]

[EC created 1976]

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