Accepted name: nigerose phosphorylase
Reaction: 3-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-D-glucopyranose + phosphate = D-glucose + β-D-glucose 1-phosphate
Glossary: 3-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-D-glucopyranose = nigerose
Other name(s): cphy1874 (gene name)
Systematic name: 3-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-D-glucopyranose:phosphate β-D-glucosyltransferase
Comments: The enzymes from Clostridium phytofermentans is specific for nigerose, and shows only 0.5% relative activity with kojibiose (cf. EC, kojibiose phosphorylase).
1.  Nihira, T., Nakai, H., Chiku, K. and Kitaoka, M. Discovery of nigerose phosphorylase from Clostridium phytofermentans. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 93 (2012) 1513–1522. [PMID: 21808968]
[EC created 2012]