This enzyme belongs to the family of glycosyltransferases, specifically the hexosyltransferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is NDP-glucose:D-fructose 2-alpha-D-glucosyltransferase. Other names in common use include UDPglucose-fructose glucosyltransferase, sucrose synthetase, sucrose-UDP glucosyltransferase, sucrose-uridine diphosphate glucosyltransferase, and uridine diphosphoglucose-fructose glucosyltransferase. This enzyme participates in starch and sucrose metabolism.
Yoshinaga F, Mori H, Sakai F, Hayashi T (1998). "An increase in apparent affinity for sucrose of mung bean sucrose synthase is caused by in vitro phosphorylation or directed mutagenesis of Ser11". Plant Cell Physiol. 39 (12): 1337–41. PMID10050318.
Porchia AC, Curatti L, Salerno GL (1999). "Sucrose metabolism in cyanobacteria: sucrose synthase from Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7119 is remarkably different from the plant enzymes with respect to substrate affinity and amino-terminal sequence". Planta. 210 (1): 34–40. doi:10.1007/s004250050651. PMID10592030.
Tanase K, Yamaki S (2000). "Purification and characterization of two sucrose synthase isoforms from Japanese pear fruit". Plant Cell Physiol. 41 (4): 408–14. doi:10.1093/pcp/41.4.408. PMID10845453.
T, Pozueta-Romero J; Muñoz, FJ; Saikusa, T; Rodríguez-López, M; Akazawa, T; Pozueta-Romero, J (2003). "Sucrose synthase catalyzes the de novo production of ADPglucose linked to starch biosynthesis in heterotrophic tissues of plants". Plant Cell Physiol. 44 (5): 500–9. doi:10.1093/pcp/pcg062. PMID12773636.