Accepted name: arabinofuranan 3-O-arabinosyltransferase
Reaction: Adds an α-D-arabinofuranosyl group from trans,octacis-decaprenylphospho-β-D-arabinofuranose at the 3-O-position of an α-(1→5)-arabinofuranan chain attached to a β-(1→5)-galactofuranan chain
Other name(s): AftC
Systematic name: α-(1→5)-arabinofuranan:trans,octacis-decaprenylphospho-β-D-arabinofuranose 3-O-α-D-arabinofuranosyltransferase
Comments: Isolated from Mycobacterium smegmatis. Involved in the formation of the cell wall in mycobacteria.
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[EC created 2012]