IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: kanosamine-6-phosphate phosphatase

Reaction: kanosamine 6-phosphate + H2O = kanosamine + phosphate

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Glossary: kanosamine = 3-amino-3-deoxy-D-glucose

Other name(s): ntdB (gene name)

Systematic name: kanosamine-6-phosphate phosphohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme, found in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, is involved in a kanosamine biosynthesis pathway.

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


1. Vetter, N.D., Langill, D.M., Anjum, S., Boisvert-Martel, J., Jagdhane, R.C., Omene, E., Zheng, H., van Straaten, K.E., Asiamah, I., Krol, E.S., Sanders, D.A. and Palmer, D.R. A previously unrecognized kanosamine biosynthesis pathway in Bacillus subtilis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 5970-5973. [PMID: 23586652]

[EC created 2013]

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