EC - Glucosylglycerate synthase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
glucosylglycerate synthase
Other name:
Ggs (gene name)
Systematic name:
ADP-glucose:D-glycerate 2-α-D-glucosyltransferase



Persephonella marina possesses two enzymatic systems for the synthesis of glucosylglycerate. The first one is a single-step pathway in which glucosylglycerate synthase catalyses the synthesis of 2-O-(α-D-glucopyranosyl)-D-glycerate in one-step from ADP-glucose and D-glycerate. The second system is a two-step pathway in which EC (glucosyl-3-phosphoglycerate synthase) catalyses the conversion of NDP-glucose and 3-phospho-D-glycerate into 2-O-(α-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-phospho-D-glycerate, which is then converted to 2-O-(α-D-glucopyranosyl)-D-glycerate by EC (glucosyl-3-phosphoglycerate phosphatase).

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB


  1. Fernandes, C., Empadinhas, N., da Costa, M. S.
    Single-step pathway for synthesis of glucosylglycerate in Persephonella marina.
    J. Bacteriol. 189 : 4014-4019 (2007). [PMID: 17369297]
  2. Fernandes, C., Mendes, V., Costa, J., Empadinhas, N., Jorge, C., Lamosa, P., Santos, H., da Costa, M. S.
    Two alternative pathways for the synthesis of the rare compatible solute mannosylglucosylglycerate in Petrotoga mobilis.
    J. Bacteriol. 192 : 1624-1633 (2010). [PMID: 20061481]

[EC created 2011]