IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: alginate synthase

Reaction: GDP-D-mannuronate + (alginate)n = GDP + (alginate)n+1

Other name(s): mannuronosyl transferase

Systematic name: GDP-D-mannuronate:alginate D-mannuronyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37257-31-1


1. Lin, T.-Y. and Hassid, W.Z. Pathway of alginic acid synthesis in the marine brown alga, Fucus gardneri Silva. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 5284-5297. [PMID: 5954796]

[EC created 1972]

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