Arabinosyltransferase

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Arabinosyltransferase
Identifiers
Symbol Arabinose_trans
Pfam PF04602
Pfam clan CL0111
InterPro IPR007680
CAZy GT53

In molecular biology, an arabinosyltransferase is a transferase enzyme acting upon arabinose.[1] This enzyme is involved in polymerisation of arabinogalactan (an essential component of the mycobacterial cell wall). In terms of mycobacteria, the more precise term is arabinofuranosyltransferase, since the arabinose residues occur only in a furanose form.

This enzyme has important clinical applications as it is believed to be the target of the antimycobacterial drug Ethambutol.[2]

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Pfam and InterPro IPR007680