IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-acetylglucosaminyldiphosphodolichol N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine + N-acetyl-D-glucosaminyl-diphosphodolichol = UDP + N,N'-diacetylchitobiosyl-diphosphodolichol

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): UDP-GlcNAc:dolichyl-pyrophosphoryl-GlcNAc GlcNAc transferase; uridine diphosphoacetylglucosamine-dolichylacetylglucosamine pyrophosphate acetylglucosaminyltransferase; N,N'-diacetylchitobiosylpyrophosphoryldolichol synthase

Systematic name: UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine:N-acetyl-D-glucosaminyl-diphosphodolichol N-acetyl-D-glucosaminyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 75536-54-8


1. Sharma, C.B., Lehle, L. and Tanner, W. Solubilization and characterization of the initial enzymes of the dolichol pathway from yeast. Eur. J. Biochem. 126 (1982) 319-325. [PMID: 6215245]

2. Turco, S.J. and Heath, E.C. Glucuronosyl-N-acetylglucosaminyl pyrophosphoryldolichol. Formation in SV40-transformed human lung fibroblasts and biosynthesis in rat lung microsomal preparations. J. Biol. Chem. 252 (1977) 2918-2928. [PMID: 192724]

[EC created 1984]

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