- cellobiose + phosphate [math]\rightleftharpoons[/math] alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate + D-glucose
This enzyme belongs to the family of glycosyltransferases, specifically the hexosyltransferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is cellobiose:phosphate alpha-D-glucosyltransferase. This enzyme participates in starch and sucrose metabolism.
- "Purification and specificity of cellobiose phosphorylase from Clostridium thermocellum". The Journal of Biological Chemistry 243 (11): 2899–904. June 1968. PMID 5653182.
- "Phosphorolysis and synthesis of cellobiose by cell extracts from Ruminococcus flavefaciens". The Journal of Biological Chemistry 234: 2819–22. November 1959. PMID 13795349.
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