IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-acetylglucosamine deacetylase

Reaction: N-acetyl-D-glucosamine + H2O = D-glucosamine + acetate

Other name(s): acetylaminodeoxyglucose acetylhydrolase; N-acetyl-D-glucosaminyl N-deacetylase

Systematic name: N-acetyl-D-glucosamine amidohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9012-32-2


1. Roseman, S. Glucosamine metabolism. I. N-Acetylglucosamine deacetylase. J. Biol. Chem. 226 (1957) 115-123.

[EC created 1972]

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