IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: poly(ribitol-phosphate) N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine + poly(ribitol phosphate) = UDP + (N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl)poly(ribitol phosphate)

Other name(s): UDP acetylglucosamine-poly(ribitol phosphate) acetylglucosaminyltransferase; uridine diphosphoacetylglucosamine-poly(ribitol phosphate) acetylglucosaminyltransferase; UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine:poly(ribitol-phosphate) N-acetyl-D-glucosaminyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine:poly(ribitol-phosphate) N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyltransferase

Comments: Involved in the synthesis of teichoic acids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37277-71-7


1. Nathenson, S.G., Ishimoto, N. and Strominger, J.L. UDP-N-acetylglucosamine:polyribitol phosphate N-acetylglucosaminyltransferases from Staphylococcus aureus. Methods Enzymol. 8 (1966) 426-429.

[EC created 1972]

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