Glucose-1-phosphate adenylyltransferase

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glucose-1-phosphate adenylyltransferase
EC number
CAS number 9027-71-8
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In enzymology, a glucose-1-phosphate adenylyltransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

ATP + alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate \rightleftharpoons diphosphate + ADP-glucose

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ATP and alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate, whereas its two products are diphosphate and ADP-glucose.

This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring phosphorus-containing nucleotide groups (nucleotidyltransferases). The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATP:alpha-D-glucose-1-phosphate adenylyltransferase. Other names in common use include ADP glucose pyrophosphorylase, glucose 1-phosphate adenylyltransferase, adenosine diphosphate glucose pyrophosphorylase, adenosine diphosphoglucose pyrophosphorylase, ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase, ADP-glucose synthase, ADP-glucose synthetase, ADPG pyrophosphorylase, ADP:alpha-D-glucose-1-phosphate adenylyltransferase and AGPase. This enzyme participates in starch and sucrose metabolism.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 3 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1YP2, 1YP3, and 1YP4.


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