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). Mycobacterially, 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