Accepted name: glycerol-3-phosphate cytidylyltransferase
Reaction: CTP + sn-glycerol 3-phosphate = diphosphate + CDP-glycerol
Other name(s): CDP-glycerol pyrophosphorylase; cytidine diphosphoglycerol pyrophosphorylase; cytidine diphosphate glycerol pyrophosphorylase; CTP:glycerol 3-phosphate cytidylyltransferase; Gro-PCT; tagD (gene name); tarD (gene name)
Systematic name: CTP:sn-glycerol-3-phosphate cytidylyltransferase
Comments: Involved in the biosynthesis of teichoic acid linkage units in bacterial cell walls.
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[EC created 1972]