The enzyme uridylylates and de-uridylylates the small trimeric protein PII. The enzymes from Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium have been wrongly identified, in some databases, as EC 126.96.36.199 (UDP-glucose—hexose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase), from which it differs greatly in both reaction catalysed and sequence.
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