IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phosphogalactosamine mutase

Reaction: D-galactosamine 6-phosphate = α-D-galactosamine-1-phosphate

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Other name(s): ST0242 (locus name)

Systematic name: α-D-galactosamine 1,6-phosphomutase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the archaeon Sulfolobus tokodaii, is also active toward D-glucosamine 6-phosphate (cf. EC, phosphoglucosamine mutase).

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


1. Dadashipour, M., Iwamoto, M., Hossain, M.M., Akutsu, J.I., Zhang, Z. and Kawarabayasi, Y. Identification of a direct biosynthetic pathway for UDP-N-acetylgalactosamine from glucosamine-6-phosphate in thermophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus tokodaii. J. Bacteriol. 200 (2018) . [PMID: 29507091]

[EC created 2018]

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