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Accepted name: undecaprenyl-phosphate glucose phosphotransferase
Reaction: UDP-glucose + ditrans,octacis-undecaprenyl phosphate = UMP + α-D-glucopyranosyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol
For diagram of xanthan biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): GumD; undecaprenylphosphate glucosylphosphate transferase
Systematic name: UDP-glucose:ditrans,octacis-undecaprenyl-phosphate glucose phosphotransferase
Comments: The enzyme is involved in biosynthesis of xanthan.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Ielpi, L., Couso, R.O. and Dankert, M.A. Sequential assembly and polymerization of the polyprenol-linked pentasaccharide repeating unit of the xanthan polysaccharide in Xanthomonas campestris. J. Bacteriol. 175 (1993) 2490–2500. [PMID: 7683019]
2.  Katzen, F., Ferreiro, D.U., Oddo, C.G., Ielmini, M.V., Becker, A., Puhler, A. and Ielpi, L. Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris gum mutants: effects on xanthan biosynthesis and plant virulence. J. Bacteriol. 180 (1998) 1607–1617. [PMID: 9537354]
3.  Kim, S.Y., Kim, J.G., Lee, B.M. and Cho, J.Y. Mutational analysis of the gum gene cluster required for xanthan biosynthesis in Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae. Biotechnol. Lett. 31 (2009) 265–270. [PMID: 18854951]
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