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Accepted name: methyl-ONN-azoxymethanol β-D-glucosyltransferase
Reaction: UDP-glucose + methyl-ONN-azoxymethanol = UDP + cycasin
Glossary: methyl-ONN-azoxymethanol = CH3-N(O)=N-CH2OH
Other name(s): cycasin synthase; uridine diphosphoglucose-methylazoxymethanol glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose-methylazoxymethanol glucosyltransferase
Systematic name: UDP-glucose:methyl-ONN-azoxymethanol β-D-glucosyltransferase
Comments: Brings about the biosynthesis of the toxic substance cycasin in the leaves of Japanese cycad, Cycas revoluta.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 99283-65-5
1.  Tadera, K., Yagi, F., Arima, M. and Kobayashi, A. Formation of cycasin from methylazoxymethanol by UDP-glucosyltransferase from leaves of Japanese cycad. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 2827–2828.
[EC created 1989]

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