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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
Mannuronan synthase.
Alternative Name(s)
Alginate synthase.
Mannuronosyl transferase.
Reaction catalysed
GDP-alpha-D-mannuronate + ((1->4)-beta-D-mannuronosyl)(n) <=> GDP + ((1->4)-beta-D-mannuronosyl)(n+1)
  • The enzyme catalyzes the polymerization of beta-D-mannuronate residues into a mannuronan polymer, an intermediate in the biosynthesis of alginate.
  • It is found in brown algae and in alginate-producing bacterial species from the Pseudomonas and Azotobacter genera.
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles2.4.1.33
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature2.4.1.33
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature2.4.1.33
MEDLINEFind literature relating to
Q9HY69, ALG44_PSEAE;  Q52463, ALG8_PSEAE;  

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