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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
CDP-ribitol ribitolphosphotransferase.
Alternative Name(s)
Polyribitol phosphate polymerase.
Teichoate synthase.
Teichoic-acid synthase.
Reaction catalysed
n CDP-ribitol + 4-O-di((2R)-1-glycerophospho)-N-acetyl-beta-D-mannosaminyl-(1->4)-N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol <=> n CMP + 4-O-(D-ribitylphospho)(n)-di((2R)-1-glycerophospho)-N-acetyl-beta-D-mannosaminyl-(1->4)-N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol
  • Involved in the biosynthesis of poly ribitol phosphate teichoic acids in the cell wall of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.
  • This enzyme adds around 40 ribitol units to the linker molecule.
  • Formerly EC
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles2.7.8.14
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature2.7.8.14
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature2.7.8.14
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