EC 2.4.1.166     
Accepted name: raffinose—raffinose α-galactosyltransferase
Reaction: 2 raffinose = 1F-α-D-galactosylraffinose + sucrose
Glossary: raffinose = β-D-fructofuranosyl α-D-galactopyranosyl-(1→6)-α-D-glucopyranoside
Other name(s): raffinose (raffinose donor) galactosyltransferase; raffinose:raffinose α-galactosyltransferase; raffinose—raffinose α-galactotransferase
Systematic name: raffinose:raffinose α-D-galactosyltransferase
Comments: The 3F position of raffinose can also act as galactosyl acceptor; the enzyme is involved in the accumulation of the tetrasaccharides lychnose and isolychnose in the leaves of Cerastium arvense and other plants of the family Caryophyllaceae during late autumn.
References:
1.  Hopf, H., Gruber, G., Zinn, A. and Kandler, O. Physiology and biosynthesis of lychnose in Cerastium arvense. Planta 162 (1984) 283–288. [PMID: 24253101]
[EC 2.4.1.166 created 1989]