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Accepted name: arabinofuranan 3-O-arabinosyltransferase
Reaction: Adds an α-D-arabinofuranosyl group from trans,octacis-decaprenylphospho-β-D-arabinofuranose at the 3-O-position of an α-(1→5)-arabinofuranan chain attached to a β-(1→5)-galactofuranan chain
For diagram of arabinofuranogalactofuranan biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): AftC
Systematic name: α-(1→5)-arabinofuranan:trans,octacis-decaprenylphospho-β-D-arabinofuranose 3-O-α-D-arabinofuranosyltransferase
Comments: Isolated from Mycobacterium smegmatis. Involved in the formation of the cell wall in mycobacteria.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Birch, H.L., Alderwick, L.J., Bhatt, A., Rittmann, D., Krumbach, K., Singh, A., Bai, Y., Lowary, T.L., Eggeling, L. and Besra, G.S. Biosynthesis of mycobacterial arabinogalactan: identification of a novel α(1-→3) arabinofuranosyltransferase. Mol. Microbiol. 69 (2008) 1191–1206. [DOI] [PMID: 18627460]
2.  Zhang, J., Angala, S.K., Pramanik, P.K., Li, K., Crick, D.C., Liav, A., Jozwiak, A., Swiezewska, E., Jackson, M. and Chatterjee, D. Reconstitution of functional mycobacterial arabinosyltransferase AftC proteoliposome and assessment of decaprenylphosphorylarabinose analogues as arabinofuranosyl donors. ACS Chem. Biol. 6 (2011) 819–828. [DOI] [PMID: 21595486]
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