This subfamily is composed of uncharacterized bacterial glycosyltransferases in the MraY-like family. This family contains both eukaryotic and prokaryotic UDP-D-N-acetylhexosamine:polyprenol phosphate D-N-acetylhexosamine-1-phosphate transferases, which catalyze the transfer of a D-N-acetylhexosamine 1-phosphate to a membrane-bound polyprenol phosphate. This is the initiation step of protein N-glycosylation in eukaryotes and peptidoglycan biosynthesis in bacteria. The three bacterial members MraY, WecA, and WbpL/WbcO, utilize undecaprenol phosphate as the acceptor substrate, but use different UDP-sugar donor substrates. MraY-type transferases are highly specific for UDP-N-acetylmuramate-pentapeptide, whereas WecA proteins are selective for UDP-N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc). The WbcO/WbpL substrate specificity has not yet been determined, but the structure of their biosynthetic end products implies that UDP-N-acetyl-D-fucosamine (UDP-FucNAc) and/or UDPN-acetyl-D-quinosamine (UDP-QuiNAc) are used. The prokaryotic enzyme-catalyzed reactions lead to the formation of polyprenol-linked oligosaccharides involved in bacterial cell wall and peptidoglycan assembly.