Reaction: UTP + 1-phospho-α-D-glucuronate = diphosphate + UDP-glucuronate
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Other names: UDP-glucuronate pyrophosphorylase; UDP-D-glucuronic acid pyrophosphorylase; UDP-glucuronic acid pyrophosphorylase; uridine diphosphoglucuronic pyrophosphorylase
Systematic name: UTP:1-phospho-α-D-glucuronate uridylyltransferase
Comments: Also acts slowly with CTP.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 52228-05-4
1. Roberts, R.M. The formation of uridine diphosphate-glucuronic acid in plants. Uridine diphosphate-glucuronic acid pyrophosphorylase from barley seedlings. J. Biol. Chem. 246 (1971) 4995-5002. [PMID: 5570433]