, an alginate synthase
is an enzyme
the chemical reaction
- GDP-D-mannuronate + (alginate)n GDP + (alginate)n+1
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are GDP-D-mannuronate and (alginate)n, whereas its two products are GDP and (alginate)n+1.
This enzyme belongs to the family of glycosyltransferases, specifically the hexosyltransferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is GDP-D-mannuronate:alginate D-mannuronyltransferase. This enzyme is also called mannuronosyl transferase. This enzyme participates in fructose and mannose metabolism.
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- The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is .
Gene Ontology (GO) codes