Accepted name: hydroxymandelonitrile glucosyltransferase
Reaction: UDP-glucose + 4-hydroxymandelonitrile = UDP + taxiphyllin
Other name(s): cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase; uridine diphosphoglucose-cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase
Systematic name: UDP-glucose:4-hydroxymandelonitrile glucosyltransferase
Comments: 3,4-Dihydroxymandelonitrile can also act as acceptor.
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[EC created 1989]