IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-acylglucosamine 2-epimerase

Reaction: N-acyl-D-glucosamine = N-acyl-D-mannosamine

Other name(s): acylglucosamine 2-epimerase; N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase

Systematic name: N-acyl-D-glucosamine 2-epimerase

Comments: Requires catalytic amounts of ATP.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37318-34-6


1. Ghosh, S. and Roseman, S. The sialic acids. V. N-Acyl-D-glucosamine 2-epimerase. J. Biol. Chem. 240 (1965) 1531-1536.

[EC created 1972]

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