IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucosamine-phosphate N-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + D-glucosamine 6-phosphate = CoA + N-acetyl-D-glucosamine 6-phosphate

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Other name(s): phosphoglucosamine transacetylase; phosphoglucosamine acetylase; glucosamine-6-phosphate acetylase; D-glucosamine-6-P N-acetyltransferase; aminodeoxyglucosephosphate acetyltransferase; glucosamine 6-phosphate acetylase; glucosamine 6-phosphate N-acetyltransferase; N-acetylglucosamine-6-phosphate synthase; phosphoglucosamine N-acetylase; glucosamine-6-phosphate N-acetyltransferase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:D-glucosamine-6-phosphate N-acetyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9031-91-8


1. Davidson, E.A. Glucosamine 6-phosphate N-acetylase. Methods Enzymol. 9 (1966) 704-707.

2. Davidson, E.A., Blumenthal, H.J. and Roseman, F. Glucosamine metabolism. II. Studies of glucosamine 6-phosphate N-acetylase. J. Biol. Chem. 226 (1957) 125-133.

3. Pattabiraman, T.N. and Bachhawat, B.K. Purification of glucosamine-6-phosphate N-acetylase from sheep brain. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 59 (1962) 681-689.

4. Boehmelt, G., Fialka, I., Brothers, G., McGinley, M.D., Patterson, S.D., Mo, R., Hui, C.C., Chung, S., Huber, L.A., Mak, T.W. and Iscove, N.N. Cloning and characterization of the murine glucosamine-6-phosphate acetyltransferase EMeg32. Differential expression and intracellular membrane association. J. Biol. Chem. 275 (2000) 12821-12832. [PMID: 10777580]

[EC created 1961, modified 2002]

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