UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase,UDP-hydrolysing (IPR020004)

Short name: UDP-GlcNAc_Epase

Family relationships



This entry represents a protein that catalyzes the combined epimerization and UDP-hydrolysis of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine to N-acetylmannosamine [PMID: 14729696]. This is in contrast to the related enzyme WecB (IPR003331) which retains the UDP moiety. NeuC acts in concert with NeuA and NeuB to synthesize CMP-N5-acetyl-neuraminate.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006047 UDP-N-acetylglucosamine metabolic process

Molecular Function

GO:0004553 hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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