EC - Xyloglucan:xyloglucosyl transferase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
xyloglucan:xyloglucosyl transferase
Other names:
endo-xyloglucan transferase
xyloglucan endotransglycosylase
Systematic name:
xyloglucan:xyloglucan xyloglucanotransferase



Does not use cello-oligosaccharides as either donor or acceptor.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0016762
CAS Registry Numbers: 141588-40-1 172279-31-1 202012-34-8 203402-40-8 203402-41-9 203402-42-0 205513-08-2
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (42) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Fry, S.C., Smith, R.C., Renwick, K.F., Hodge, S.C. and Matthews, K.J.
    Xyloglucan endotransglycosylase, a new cell wall-loosening activity from plants.
    Biochem. J. 282: 821-828 (1992). [PMID: 1554366]
  2. Nishitani, K. and Tominaga, R.
    Endoxyloglucan transferase, a novel class of glucosyltransferase that catalyzes transfer of a segment of xyloglucan to another xyloglucan molecule.
    J. Biol. Chem. 267: 21058-21064 (1992). [PMID: 1400418]
  3. De Silva, J., Jarman, C.D., Arrowsmith, D.A., Stronach, M.S., Chengappa, S., Sidebottom, C. and Reid, J.S.G.
    Molecular characterisation of a xyloglucan-specific endo-1,4-β-D-glucanase (xyloglucan endotransglucosylase) from nasturtium seeds.
    Plant J. 3: 701-711 (1993).
  4. Lorences, E.P. and Fry, S.C.
    Xyloglucan oligosaccharides with at least two α-D-xylose residues act as acceptor substrates for xyloglucan endotransglycosylase and promote the depolymerisation of xyloglucan.
    Plant Physiol. 88: 105-112 (1993).

[EC created 1999]