Characterization of the ugpG gene encoding a UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase from the gellan gum producer Sphingomonas paucimobilis ATCC 31461

@article{Marques2003CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the ugpG gene encoding a UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase from the gellan gum producer Sphingomonas paucimobilis ATCC 31461},
  author={Ana Rita Forte Marques and Paula Braga Ferreira and Isabel S{\'a}-Correia and Ars{\'e}nio M Fialho},
  journal={Molecular Genetics and Genomics},
  year={2003},
  volume={268},
  pages={816-824}
}
The ugpG gene, which codes for a UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase (UGP) (or glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase; EC 2.7.7.9) in Sphingomonas paucimobilis ATCC 31461, was cloned and sequenced. This industrial strain produces the exopolysaccharide gellan, a new commercial gelling agent, and the ugpG gene may convert glucose-1-phosphate into UDP-glucose in the gellan biosynthetic pathway. The ugpG gene is capable of restoring the capacity of an Escherichia coli galU mutant to grow on galactose… CONTINUE READING

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