Family

UTP--glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase, bacterial/archaeal-type (IPR005771)

Short name: GalU_uridylyltTrfase_bac/arc

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships

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Description

Uridine 5'-triphosphate:glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (uridine diphosphoglucose pyrophosphorylase, EC:2.7.7.9) is responsible for the synthesis of UDP-glucose, a key compound in the biosynthesis of polysaccharides. Glucose is fermented through the glycolysis step to pyruvate, which in turn is converted to lactate. The glycolytic intermediate glucose 6-phosphate is converted to glucose 1-phosphate by phosphoglucomutase activity, and this metabolite is subsequently converted to UDP-glucose by UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase (GalU) activity.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006011 UDP-glucose metabolic process

Molecular Function

GO:0003983 UTP:glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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