EC 3.1.3.79     
Accepted name: mannosylfructose-phosphate phosphatase
Reaction: β-D-fructofuranosyl-α-D-mannopyranoside 6F-phosphate + H2O = β-D-fructofuranosyl-α-D-mannopyranoside + phosphate
Glossary: mannosylfructose = β-D-fructofuranosyl-α-D-mannopyranoside
Other name(s): mannosylfructose-6-phosphate phosphatase; MFPP
Systematic name: β-D-fructofuranosyl-α-D-mannopyranoside-6F-phosphate phosphohydrolase
Comments: This enzyme, from the soil proteobacterium and plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain C58, requires Mg2+ for activity. Mannosylfructose is the major endogenous osmolyte produced by several α-proteobacteria in response to osmotic stress and is synthesized by the sequential action of EC 2.4.1.246 (mannosylfructose-phosphate synthase) followed by this enzyme. While mannosylfructose 6-phosphate is the physiological substrate, the enzyme can use sucrose 6-phosphate very efficiently. The F in mannosylfructose 6F-phosphate is used to indicate that the fructose residue of sucrose carries the substituent.
References:
1.  Torres, L.L. and Salerno, G.L. A metabolic pathway leading to mannosylfructose biosynthesis in Agrobacterium tumefaciens uncovers a family of mannosyltransferases. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104 (2007) 14318–14323. [PMID: 17728402]
[EC 3.1.3.79 created 2009]
 
 


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