Gene Symbol: uppA
Description: UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase
Alias: DDBDRAFT_0188645, DDBDRAFT_0191527, DDB_0188645, DDB_0191527, UTP-glucose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase
Species: Dictyostelium discoideum AX4

Top Publications

  1. Dimond R, Farnsworth P, Loomis W. Isolation and characterization of mutations affecting UDPG pyrophosphorylase activity in Dictyostelium discoideum. Dev Biol. 1976;50:169-81 pubmed
  2. Ashworth J, Sussman M. The appearance and disappearance of uridine diphosphate glucose pyrophosphorylase activity during differntiation of the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum. J Biol Chem. 1967;242:1696-700 pubmed
  3. Bishop J, Moon B, Harrow F, Ratner D, Gomer R, Dottin R, et al. A second UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase is required for differentiation and development in Dictyostelium discoideum. J Biol Chem. 2002;277:32430-7 pubmed
    ..Sequence analysis of the two UDPGP genes shows that UgpB has higher homology to other eukaryotic UDPGPs than does UDPGP1. This includes the presence of 5 conserved lysine residues. Udpgp1 only has 1 of these lysines. ..