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Accepted name: vomilenine glucosyltransferase
Reaction: UDP-glucose + vomilenine = UDP + raucaffricine
For diagram of ajmaline, vinorine, vomilenine and raucaffricine biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): UDPG:vomilenine 21-β-D-glucosyltransferase
Systematic name: UDP-glucose:vomilenine 21-O-β-D-glucosyltransferase
Comments: The indole alkaloid raucaffricine accumulates during the culture of Rauvolfia cell suspensions.
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1.  Warzecha, H., Obitz, P. and Stöckigt, J. Purification, partial amino acid sequence and structure of the product of raucaffricine-O-β-D-glucosidase from plant cell cultures of Rauwolfia serpentina. Phytochemistry 50 (1999) 1099–1109. [DOI] [PMID: 10234858]
2.  Warzecha, H., Gerasimenko, I., Kutchan, T.M. and Stöckigt, J. Molecular cloning and functional bacterial expression of a plant glucosidase specifically involved in alkaloid biosynthesis. Phytochemistry 54 (2000) 657–666. [DOI] [PMID: 10975500]
3.  Ruyter, C.M. and Stöckigt, J. Enzymatic formation of raucaffricine, the major indole alkaloid of Rauwolfia serpentina cell-suspension cultures. Helv. Chim. Acta 74 (1991) 1707–1712.
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