EC - UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 4-epimerase

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Accepted name:
UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 4-epimerase
Other names:
UDP acetylglucosamine epimerase
uridine 5'-diphospho-N-acetylglucosamine-4-epimerase
uridine diphosphate N-acetylglucosamine-4-epimerase
uridine diphosphoacetylglucosamine epimerase
UDP-GlcNAc 4-epimerase
UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine 4-epimerase
Systematic name:
UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine 4-epimerase


Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0003974
CAS Registry Number: 9024-16-2
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (11) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Glaser, L.
    The biosynthesis of N-acetylgalactosamine.
    J. Biol. Chem. 234 : 2801-2805 (1959).
  2. Kornfeld, S. and Glaser, L.
    The synthesis of thymidine-linked sugars. V. Thymidine diphosphate-amino sugars.
    J. Biol. Chem. 237 : 3052-3059 (1962).

[EC created 1965]