Accepted name: zeaxanthin glucosyltransferase
Reaction: 2 UDP-glucose + zeaxanthin = 2 UDP + zeaxanthin bis(β-D-glucoside)
Other name(s): crtX (gene name)
Systematic name: UDP-glucose:zeaxanthin β-D-glucosyltransferase
Comments: The reaction proceeds in two steps with the monoglucoside as an intermediate.
1.  Hundle, B.S., O'Brien, D.A., Alberti, M., Beyer, P. and Hearst, J.E. Functional expression of zeaxanthin glucosyltransferase from Erwinia herbicola and a proposed uridine diphosphate binding site. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89 (1992) 9321–9325. [PMID: 1409639]
[EC created 2011]

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