EC - Linamarin synthase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
linamarin synthase
Other names:
UDP glucose ketone cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase
UDPglucose:2-hydroxy-2-methylpropanenitrile β-D-glucosyltransferase
UDPglucose:ketone cyanohydrin β-glucosyltransferase
uridine diphosphate-glucose-ketone cyanohydrin β-glucosyltransferase
uridine diphosphoglucose-ketone cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase
uridine diphosphoglucose-ketone glucosyltransferase
Systematic name:
UDP-glucose:2-hydroxy-2-methylpropanenitrile β-D-glucosyltransferase



The enzyme glucosylates the cyanohydrins of butanone and pentan-3-one as well as that of acetone.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050057
CAS Registry Number: 37277-68-2


  1. Hahlbrock, K. and Conn, E.E.
    The biosynthesis of cyanogenic glycosides in higher plants. I. Purification and properties of a uridine diphosphate-glucose-ketone cyanohydrin β-glucosyltransferase from Linum usitatissimum L.
    J. Biol. Chem. 245: 917-922 (1970). [PMID: 5417265]

[EC created 1972]