Reaction: UDP-glucose + gallate = UDP + 1-galloyl-β-D-glucose
Other name(s): UDP-glucosevanillate 1-glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose:vanillate 1-O-glucosyltransferase; UDP-glucose:gallate glucosyltransferase
Systematic name: UDP-glucose:gallate β-D-glucosyltransferase
Comments: A number of substituted benzoic acids and, more slowly, cinnamic acids, can act as acceptors. Vanillin is the best acceptor investigated.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 89700-30-1
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2. Gross, G.G. Partial-purification and properties of UDP-glucose-vanillate 1-O-glucosyl transferase from oak leaves. Phytochemistry 22 (1983) 2179-2182.