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EC 2.4.1.125     
Accepted name: sucrose—1,6-α-glucan 3(6)-α-glucosyltransferase
Reaction: (1) sucrose + [(1→6)-α-D-glucosyl]n = D-fructose + [(1→6)-α-D-glucosyl]n+1
(2) sucrose + [(1→6)-α-D-glucosyl]n = D-fructose + (1→3)-α-D-glucosyl-[(1→6)-α-D-glucosyl]n
Other name(s): water-soluble-glucan synthase (misleading); GTF-I; GTF-S; GTF-SI; sucrose-1,6-α-glucan 3(6)-α-glucosyltransferase; sucrose:1,6-α-D-glucan 3-α- and 6-α-glucosyltransferase; sucrose:1,6-, 1,3-α-D-glucan 3-α- and 6-α-D-glucosyltransferase; sucrose:1,6-α-D-glucan 3(6)-α-D-glucosyltransferase; gtfB (gene name); gtfC (gene name); gtfD (gene name)
Systematic name: sucrose:(1→6)-α-D-glucan 3(6)-α-D-glucosyltransferase
Comments: The glucansucrases transfer a D-glucosyl residue from sucrose to a glucan chain. They are classified based on the linkage by which they attach the transferred residue. In some cases, in which the enzyme forms more than one linkage type, classification relies on the relative proportion of the linkages that are generated. This enzyme extends (1→6)-α-D-glucans by both α(1→3) and α(1→6) linkages, with one of the linkage types being dominant. cf. EC 2.4.1.140, alternansucrase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 81725-87-3
References:
1.  Mukasa, H., Shimamura, A. and Tsumori, H. Purification and characterization of basic glucosyltransferase from Streptococcus mutans serotype c. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 719 (1982) 81–89. [DOI] [PMID: 6216919]
2.  Shimamura, A., Tsumori, H. and Mukasa, H. Purification and properties of Streptococcus mutans extracellular glucosyltransferase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 702 (1982) 72–80. [DOI] [PMID: 6461359]
3.  Tsumori, H., Shimamura, A. and Mukasa, H. Purification and properties of extracellular glucosyltransferase synthesizing 1,6-, 1,3-α-D-glucan from Streptococcus mutans serotype a. J. Gen. Microbiol. 131 (1985) 3347–3353. [DOI] [PMID: 2937877]
4.  Fujiwara, T., Tamesada, M., Bian, Z., Kawabata, S., Kimura, S. and Hamada, S. Deletion and reintroduction of glucosyltransferase genes of Streptococcus mutans and role of their gene products in sucrose dependent cellular adherence. Microb Pathog 20 (1996) 225–233. [DOI] [PMID: 8737492]
5.  Monchois, V., Willemot, R.M. and Monsan, P. Glucansucrases: mechanism of action and structure-function relationships. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 23 (1999) 131–151. [DOI] [PMID: 10234842]
6.  Ito, K., Ito, S., Shimamura, T., Weyand, S., Kawarasaki, Y., Misaka, T., Abe, K., Kobayashi, T., Cameron, A.D. and Iwata, S. Crystal structure of glucansucrase from the dental caries pathogen Streptococcus mutans. J. Mol. Biol. 408 (2011) 177–186. [DOI] [PMID: 21354427]
[EC 2.4.1.125 created 1984]
 
 


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