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Information on EC 2.4.1.11 - glycogen(starch) synthase

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     2 Transferases
         2.4 Glycosyltransferases
             2.4.1 Hexosyltransferases
                2.4.1.11 glycogen(starch) synthase
IUBMB Comments
The accepted name varies according to the source of the enzyme and the nature of its synthetic product (cf. EC 2.4.1.1, phosphorylase). Glycogen synthase from animal tissues is a complex of a catalytic subunit and the protein glycogenin. The enzyme requires glucosylated glycogenin as a primer; this is the reaction product of EC 2.4.1.186 (glycogenin glucosyltransferase). A similar enzyme utilizes ADP-glucose (EC 2.4.1.21, starch synthase).
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Archaea
Synonyms
glycogen synthase, granule-bound starch synthase, gsy2p, gys-2, glycogen synthase 2, cg-gys, glycogen synthase-2, more
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LITERATURE
UDP-alpha-D-glucose + [(1->4)-alpha-D-glucosyl]n = UDP + [(1->4)-alpha-D-glucosyl]n+1
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