A practical enzymatic synthesis of UDP sugars and NDP glucoses

Jungdon Bae, Kwang Ho Kim, Dooil Kim, Yongseok Choi, Joong Su Kim, Sukhoon Koh, Suk In Hong, Dae Sil Lee

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Mix and match. Nucleotide sugars are essential as glycoside donors to glycosyltransferases for the synthesis of bioactive metabolites. With 45 combinations of reactions with five NTPs and nine sugar-1-phosphates (Su1Ps) by recombinant UDP-sugar pyrophosphorylase (Up) from Thermus caldophilus GK24, the enzyme showed broad substrate specificity toward five types of NTP with glucose-1-phosphate as well as four Su1Ps with UTP, affording all nine nucleotide sugars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1963-1966
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Enzyme catalysis
  • Glycosyltransferases
  • Nucleotide sugars
  • Thermus caldophilus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Bae, J., Kim, K. H., Kim, D., Choi, Y., Kim, J. S., Koh, S., Hong, S. I., & Lee, D. S. (2005). A practical enzymatic synthesis of UDP sugars and NDP glucoses. ChemBioChem, 6(11), 1963-1966. https://doi.org/10.1002/cbic.200500183