The enzyme from Clostridium phytofermentans is also active towards towards β-D-galactosyl derivatives of L-mannose, L-lyxose, D-glucose, 2-deoxy-D-glucose, and D-galactose in this order. Differs from 1,3-β-galactosyl-N-acetylhexosamine phosphorylase (EC 188.8.131.52) in being active towards L-rhamnose and inactive towards N-acetyl hexosamine derivatives.
Nakajima, M., Nishimoto, M. and Kitaoka, M. Characterization of three β-galactoside phosphorylases from Clostridium phytofermentans: discovery of D-galactosyl-β1→4-L-rhamnose phosphorylase. J. Biol. Chem.284 (2009) 19220–19227. [PMID: 19491100]