ENZYME entry: EC 2.7.8.14

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
Comment(s)
  • 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 2.4.1.55.
Cross-references
BRENDA2.7.8.14
EC2PDB2.7.8.14
ExplorEnz2.7.8.14
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles2.7.8.14
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature2.7.8.14
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature2.7.8.14
IntEnz2.7.8.14
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 2.7.8.14
MetaCyc2.7.8.14
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q2G1C2, TARK_STAA8;  Q2G1B8, TARL_STAA8;  

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