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EC 2.5.1.7     
Accepted name: UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 1-carboxyvinyltransferase
Reaction: phosphoenolpyruvate + UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine = phosphate + UDP-N-acetyl-3-O-(1-carboxyvinyl)-α-D-glucosamine
For diagram of peptidoglycan biosynthesis (part 1), click here
Other name(s): MurA transferase; UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 1-carboxyvinyl-transferase; UDP-N-acetylglucosamine enoylpyruvyltransferase; enoylpyruvate transferase; phosphoenolpyruvate-UDP-acetylglucosamine-3-enolpyruvyltransferase; phosphoenolpyruvate:UDP-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose 2-enoyl-1-carboxyethyltransferase; phosphoenolpyruvate:uridine diphosphate N-acetylglucosamine enolpyruvyltransferase; phosphoenolpyruvate:uridine-5′-diphospho-N-acetyl-2-amino-2-deoxyglucose 3-enolpyruvyltransferase; phosphopyruvate-uridine diphosphoacetylglucosamine pyruvatetransferase; pyruvate-UDP-acetylglucosamine transferase; pyruvate-uridine diphospho-N-acetylglucosamine transferase; pyruvate-uridine diphospho-N-acetyl-glucosamine transferase; pyruvic-uridine diphospho-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase; phosphoenolpyruvate:UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine 1-carboxyvinyltransferase
Systematic name: phosphoenolpyruvate:UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine 1-carboxyvinyltransferase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9023-27-2
References:
1.  Gunetileke, K.G. and Anwar, R.A. Biosynthesis of uridine diphospho-N-acetylmuramic acid. II. Purification and properties of pyruvate-uridine diphospho-N-acetylglucosamine transferase and characterization of uridine diphospho-N-acetylenopyruvylglucosamine. J. Biol. Chem. 243 (1968) 5770–5778. [PMID: 5699062]
2.  Zemell, R.I. and Anwar, R.A. Pyruvate-uridine diphospho-N-acetylglucosamine transferase. Purification to homogeneity and feedback inhibition. J. Biol. Chem. 250 (1975) 3185–3192. [PMID: 1123336]
3.  van Heijenoort, J. Recent advances in the formation of the bacterial peptidoglycan monomer unit. Nat. Prod. Rep. 18 (2001) 503–519. [PMID: 11699883]
[EC 2.5.1.7 created 1972, modified 1983, modified 2002]
 
 


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