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Accepted name: CDP-abequose synthase
Reaction: CDP-α-D-abequose + NADP+ = CDP-4-dehydro-3,6-dideoxy-α-D-glucose + NADPH + H+
For diagram of CDP-abequose, CDP-ascarylose, CDP-paratose and CDP-tyrelose biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: CDP-α-D-abequose = CDP-3,6-dideoxy-α-D-xylo-hexose
Other name(s): rfbJ (gene name)
Systematic name: CDP-α-D-abequose:NADP+ 4-oxidoreductase
Comments: Isolated from Yersinia pseudotuberculosis [1,3] and Salmonella enterica [1,2].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Kessler, A.C., Brown, P.K., Romana, L.K. and Reeves, P.R. Molecular cloning and genetic characterization of the rfb region from Yersinia pseudotuberculosis serogroup IIA, which determines the formation of the 3,6-dideoxyhexose abequose. J. Gen. Microbiol. 137 (1991) 2689–2695. [DOI] [PMID: 1724263]
2.  Wyk, P. and Reeves, P. Identification and sequence of the gene for abequose synthase, which confers antigenic specificity on group B salmonellae: homology with galactose epimerase. J. Bacteriol. 171 (1989) 5687–5693. [DOI] [PMID: 2793832]
3.  Thorson, J.S., Lo, S.F., Ploux, O., He, X. and Liu, H.W. Studies of the biosynthesis of 3,6-dideoxyhexoses: molecular cloning and characterization of the asc (ascarylose) region from Yersinia pseudotuberculosis serogroup VA. J. Bacteriol. 176 (1994) 5483–5493. [DOI] [PMID: 8071227]
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