1,2-diacylglycerol 3-glucosyltransferase

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1,2-diacylglycerol 3-glucosyltransferase
Identifiers
EC number 2.4.1.157
CAS number 83744-96-1
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

In enzymology, a 1,2-diacylglycerol 3-glucosyltransferase (EC 2.4.1.157) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

UDP-glucose + 1,2-diacylglycerol \rightleftharpoons UDP + 3-D-glucosyl-1,2-diacylglycerol

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are UDP-glucose and 1,2-diacylglycerol, whereas its two products are UDP and 3-D-glucosyl-1,2-diacylglycerol.

This enzyme belongs to the family of glycosyltransferases, specifically the hexosyltransferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is UDP-glucose:1,2-diacylglycerol 3-D-glucosyltransferase. Other names in common use include UDP-glucose:diacylglycerol glucosyltransferase, UDP-glucose:1,2-diacylglycerol glucosyltransferase, uridine diphosphoglucose-diacylglycerol glucosyltransferase, and UDP-glucose-diacylglycerol glucosyltransferase. This enzyme participates in glycerolipid metabolism.

References[edit]

  • Sato N and Murata N (1982). "Lipid biosynthesis in the blue-green-alga (cyanobacterium), Anabaena variabilis. 3. UDP-glucose-diacylglycerol glucosyltransferase activity in vitro". Plant Cell Physiol. 23: 1115–1120.