EC 2.4.1.16 - Chitin synthase

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EC 2.4.1.16

Names

Accepted name:
chitin synthase
Other names:
trans-N-acetylglucosaminosylase
chitin synthetase
chitin-UDP N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase
chitin-uridine diphosphate acetylglucosaminyltransferase
chitin-UDP acetyl-glucosaminyl transferase
Systematic name:
UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine:chitin 4-β-N-acetylglucosaminyl-transferase

Reaction

Comments:

Converts UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine into chitin and UDP.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004100
CAS Registry Number: 9030-18-6
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (59) [show] [UniProt]

References

  1. Glaser, L. and Brown, D.H.
    The synthesis of chitin in cell-free extracts of Neurospora crassa.
    J. Biol. Chem. 228: 729-742 (1957). [PMID: 13475355]
  2. Sburlati, A. and Cabib, E.
    Chitin synthetase 2, a presumptive participant in septum formation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
    J. Biol. Chem. 261: 15147-15152 (1986). [PMID: 2945823]

[EC 2.4.1.16 created 1961]