EC - Methyl-ONN-azoxymethanol β-D-glucosyltransferase

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Accepted name:
methyl-ONN-azoxymethanol β-D-glucosyltransferase
Other names:
UDPglucose-methylazoxymethanol glucosyltransferase
cycasin synthase
uridine diphosphoglucose-methylazoxymethanol glucosyltransferase
Systematic name:
UDP-α-D-glucose:methyl-ONN-azoxymethanol β-D-glucosyltransferase



Brings about the biosynthesis of the toxic substance cycasin in the leaves of Japanese cycad, Cycas revoluta.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047236
CAS Registry Number: 99283-65-5


  1. Tadera, K., Yagi, F., Arima, M. and Kobayashi, A.
    Formation of cycasin from methylazoxymethanol by UDP-glucosyltransferase from leaves of Japanese cycad.
    Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 : 2827-2828 (1985).

[EC created 1989]