IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phosphoacetylglucosamine mutase

Reaction: N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine 1-phosphate = N-acetyl-D-glucosamine 6-phosphate

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Other name(s): acetylglucosamine phosphomutase; acetylglucosamine phosphomutase; acetylaminodeoxyglucose phosphomutase; phospho-N-acetylglucosamine mutase; N-acetyl-D-glucosamine 1,6-phosphomutase

Systematic name: N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine 1,6-phosphomutase

Comments: The enzyme is activated by N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine 1,6-bisphosphate. Formerly EC

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-51-4


1. Carlson, D.M. Phosphoacetylglucosamine mutase from pig submaxillary gland. Methods Enzymol. 8 (1966) 179-182.

2. Leloir, L.F. and Cardini, C.E. Enzymes acting on glucosamine phosphates. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 20 (1956) 33-42.

3. Ray, W.J., Jr. and Peck, E.J., Jr. Phosphomutases, in Boyer, P.D. (Ed.), The Enzymes, 3rd edn., vol. 6, Academic Press, New York , 1972, pp. 407-477.

4. Reissig, J.L. and Leloir, L.F. Phosphoacetylglucosamine mutase from Neurospora. Methods Enzymol. 8 (1966) 175-178.

[EC created 1961 as EC, transferred 1984 to EC]

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