Galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase, class I (IPR001937)

Short name: GalP_UDPtransf1

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase EC: (GalT) catalyses the transfer of an uridyldiphosphate group on galactose (or glucose) 1-phosphate. During the reaction, the uridyl moiety links to a histidine residue. In the Escherichia coli enzyme, it has been shown [PMID: 2845364] that two histidine residues separated by a single proline residue are essential for enzyme activity.

On the basis of sequence similarities, two apparently unrelated families seem to exist. Class-I enzymes are found in eukaryotes as well as some bacteria such as E. coli or Streptomyces lividans, while class-II enzymes have been found so far only in bacteria such as Bacillus subtilis or Lactobacillus helveticus [PMID: 2066342].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0033499 galactose catabolic process via UDP-galactose

Molecular Function

GO:0008108 UDP-glucose:hexose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase activity
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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