IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-acetylmuramate 1-kinase

Reaction: ATP + N-acetyl-D-muramate = ADP + N-acetyl-α-D-muramate 1-phosphate

Glossary: N-acetyl-D-muramate = 3-O-[(1R)-1-carboxyethyl]-2-acetoxy-2-deoxy-D-glucopyranose

Other name(s): amgK (gene name)

Systematic name: ATP:N-acetyl-D-muramate 1-phosphotransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from Pseudomonas species, participates in a peptidoglycan salvage pathway.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:


1. Gisin, J., Schneider, A., Nagele, B., Borisova, M. and Mayer, C. A cell wall recycling shortcut that bypasses peptidoglycan de novo biosynthesis. Nat. Chem. Biol. 9 (2013) 491-493. [PMID: 23831760]

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