EC 2.4.2.46     
Accepted name: galactan 5-O-arabinofuranosyltransferase
Reaction: Adds an α-D-arabinofuranosyl group from trans,octacis-decaprenylphospho-β-D-arabinofuranose at the 5-O-position of the eighth, tenth and twelfth galactofuranose unit of the galactofuranan chain of [β-D-galactofuranosyl-(1→5)-β-D-galactofuranosyl-(1→6)]14-β-D-galactofuranosyl-(1→5)-β-D-galactofuranosyl-(1→4)-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→3)-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-trans,octacis-decaprenol
Other name(s): AftA; Rv3792
Systematic name: galactofuranan:trans,octacis-decaprenylphospho-β-D-arabinofuranose 5-O-α-D-arabinofuranosyltransferase
Comments: Isolated from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Corynebacterium glutamicum. These arabinofuranosyl groups form the start of an arabinofuranan chain as part of the of the cell wall in mycobacteria.
References:
1.  Alderwick, L.J., Seidel, M., Sahm, H., Besra, G.S. and Eggeling, L. Identification of a novel arabinofuranosyltransferase (AftA) involved in cell wall arabinan biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J. Biol. Chem. 281 (2006) 15653–15661. [PMID: 16595677]
[EC 2.4.2.46 created 2012]
 
 


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