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UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase


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EC 5.1.3.14; an enzyme that catalyses the reaction:

UDP‐N‐acetyl‐d‐glucosamine =UDP‐N‐acetyl‐d‐mannosamine.

This is the initial reaction in the synthesis of sialic acid, and the enzyme is allosterically inhibited by CMP‐sialic acid. ...

Subjects: Chemistry.


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