IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 1,4-β-D-xylan synthase

Reaction: UDP-D-xylose + [(1→4)-β-D-xylan]n = UDP + [(1→4)-β-D-xylan]n+1

Other name(s): uridine diphosphoxylose-1,4-β-xylan xylosyltransferase; 1,4-β-xylan synthase; xylan synthase; xylan synthetase

Systematic name: UDP-D-xylose:1,4-β-D-xylan 4-β-D-xylosyltransferase

Comments: Formerly EC

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37277-73-9


1. Bailey, R.W. and Hassid, W.Z. Xylan synthesis from uridine-diphosphate-D-xylose by particulate preparations from immature corncobs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 56 (1966) 1586-1593.

[EC created 1972 as EC, transferred 1976 to EC]

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