EC 2.4.1.218 - Hydroquinone glucosyltransferase

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EC 2.4.1.218

Names

Accepted name:
hydroquinone glucosyltransferase
Other names:
UDPglucose:hydroquinone-O-β-D-glucosyltransferase
arbutin synthase
hydroquinone:O-glucosyltransferase
Systematic name:
UDP-glucose:hydroquinone-O-β-D-glucosyltransferase

Reaction

Comments:

Hydroquinone is the most effective acceptor, but over 40 phenolic compounds are also glucosylated, but at lower rates.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050505
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

References

  1. Arend, J., Warzecha, H. and Stöckigt, J.
    Hydroquinone:O-glucosyltransferase from cultivated Rauvolfia cells: enrichment and partial amino acid sequences.
    Phytochemistry 53: 187-193 (2000). [PMID: 10680170]
  2. Arend, J., Warzecha, H., Hefner, T. and Stöckigt, J.
    Utilizing genetically engineered bacteria to produce plant specific glucosides.
    Biotechnol. Bioeng. 76: 126-131 (2001). [PMID: 11505382]

[EC 2.4.1.218 created 2002]