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Information on EC 2.4.1.33 - mannuronan synthase

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     2 Transferases
         2.4 Glycosyltransferases
             2.4.1 Hexosyltransferases
                2.4.1.33 mannuronan synthase
IUBMB Comments
The enzyme catalyses 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.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
mannuronosyl transferase, synthase, alginate, more
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LITERATURE
GDP-alpha-D-mannuronate + [(1->4)-beta-D-mannuronosyl]n = GDP + [(1->4)-beta-D-mannuronosyl]n+1
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