3-deoxy-manno-octulosonate cytidylyltransferase

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3-deoxy-manno-octulosonate cytidylyltransferase
EC number
CAS number 37278-28-7
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Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

In enzymology, a 3-deoxy-manno-octulosonate cytidylyltransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

CTP + 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate diphosphate + CMP-3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are CTP and 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate, whereas its two products are diphosphate and CMP-3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate.

This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring phosphorus-containing nucleotide groups (nucleotidyltransferases). The systematic name of this enzyme class is CTP:3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate cytidylyltransferase. Other names in common use include CMP-3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate pyrophosphorylase, 2-keto-3-deoxyoctonate cytidylyltransferase, 3-Deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate cytidylyltransferase, CMP-3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate synthetase, CMP-KDO synthetase, CTP:CMP-3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate cytidylyltransferase, and cytidine monophospho-3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate pyrophosphorylase. This enzyme participates in lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 11 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1GQ9, 1GQC, 1H6J, 1H7E, 1H7F, 1H7G, 1H7H, 1H7T, 1VH1, 1VH3, and 1VIC.


  • Ghalambor MA, Heath EC (1966). "The biosynthesis of cell wall lipopolysaccharide in Escherichia coli. IV. Purification and properties of cytidine monophosphate 3-deoxy-d-manno-octulosonate synthetase". J. Biol. Chem. 241 (13): 3216–21. PMID 5330266.