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Official Full Name
N-acetylglucosamine kinase
Background
N-acetylglucosamine kinase (NAGK; EC 2.7.1.59) converts endogenous N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), a major component of complex carbohydrates, from lysosomal degradation or nutritional sources into GlcNAc 6-phosphate. NAGK belongs to the group of N-acetylhexosamine kinases and is a prominent salvage enzyme of amino sugar metabolism in mammals.
Synonyms
NAGK; N-acetylglucosamine kinase; N-acetyl-D-glucosamine kinase; EC 2.7.1.59; GlcNAc kinase; GNK; HSA242910; N acetylglucosamine kinase