Summary: UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase
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UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase Edit Wikipedia article
|PDB structures||RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum|
|Gene Ontology||AmiGO / QuickGO|
crystal structure of udp-n-acetylglucosamine_2 epimerase
|SCOPe||1f6d / SUPFAM|
- UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine UDP-N-acetyl-D-mannosamine
This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those racemases and epimerases acting on carbohydrates and derivatives. The systematic name of this enzyme class is UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine 2-epimerase. Other names in common use include UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2'-epimerase, uridine diphosphoacetylglucosamine 2'-epimerase, uridine diphospho-N-acetylglucosamine 2'-epimerase, and uridine diphosphate-N-acetylglucosamine-2'-epimerase. This enzyme participates in aminosugars metabolism.
In microorganisms this epimerase is involved in the synthesis of the capsule precursor UDP-ManNAcA. An inhibitor of the bacterial 2-epimerase, epimerox, has been described. Some of these enzymes are bifunctional. The UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase from rat liver displays both epimerase and kinase activity.
- Swartley JS, Liu LJ, Miller YK, Martin LE, Edupuganti S, Stephens DS (March 1998). "Characterization of the Gene Cassette Required for Biosynthesis of the (Î±1â†’6)-Linked N-Acetyl-d-Mannosamine-1-Phosphate Capsule of Serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis". J. Bacteriol. 180 (6): 1533â€“9. PMC 107054. PMID 9515923.
- Kiser KB, Lee JC (January 1998). "Staphylococcus aureus cap5O and cap5P Genes Functionally Complement Mutations Affecting Enterobacterial Common-Antigen Biosynthesis in Escherichia coli". J. Bacteriol. 180 (2): 403â€“6. PMC 106897. PMID 9440531.
- Stasche R, Hinderlich S, Weise C, Effertz K, Lucka L, Moormann P, Reutter W (September 1997). "A bifunctional enzyme catalyzes the first two steps in N-acetylneuraminic acid biosynthesis of rat liver. Molecular cloning and functional expression of UDP-N-acetyl-glucosamine 2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase". J. Biol. Chem. 272 (39): 24319â€“24. doi:10.1074/jbc.272.39.24319. PMID 9305888.
- Kikuchi K, Tsuiki S (1973). "Purification and properties of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2'-epimerase from rat liver". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 327 (1): 193â€“206. doi:10.1016/0005-2744(73)90117-4. PMID 4770741.
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This family consists of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerases EC:126.96.36.199 this enzyme catalyses the production of UDP-ManNAc from UDP-GlcNAc. Note that some of the enzymes is this family are bifunctional such as O35826 and Q9Z0P6 in this instance Pfam matches only the N-terminal half of the protein suggesting that the additional C-terminal part (when compared to mono-functional members of this family) is responsible for the UPD-N-acetylmannosamine kinase activity of these enzymes. This hypothesis is further supported by the assumption that the C-terminal part of O35826 is the kinase domain .
Swartley JS, Liu LJ, Miller YK, Martin LE, Edupuganti S, Stephens DS; , J Bacteriol. 1998;180:1533-1539.: Characterization of the gene cassette required for biosynthesis of the (alpha1-->6)-linked N-acetyl-D-mannosamine-1-phosphate capsule of serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis. PUBMED:9515923 EPMC:9515923
Kiser KB, Lee JC; , J Bacteriol 1998;180:403-406.: Staphylococcus aureus cap5O and cap5P genes functionally complement mutations affecting enterobacterial common-antigen biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. PUBMED:9440531 EPMC:9440531
Stasche R, Hinderlich S, Weise C, Effertz K, Lucka L, Moormann P, Reutter W; , J Biol Chem 1997;272:24319-24324.: A bifunctional enzyme catalyzes the first two steps in N-acetylneuraminic acid biosynthesis of rat liver. Molecular cloning and functional expression of UDP-N-acetyl-glucosamine 2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase. PUBMED:9305888 EPMC:9305888
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InterPro entry IPR003331
This entry represents a domain found in the bacterial UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase WecB, which is involved in the enterobacterial common antigen biosynthesis [ PUBMED:2166030 ]. It can also be found in the N-terminal region of the mammalian bifunctional protein GNE, which has both the UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase and the N-acetylmannosamine kinase functions. GNE catalyses the first two steps of sialic acid biosynthesis in the cytosol [ PUBMED:11929971 ].
Proteins containing this domain also include UDP-N,N'-diacetylbacillosamine 2-epimerase, which is involved in biosynthesis of legionaminic acid (5,7-diamino-3,5,7,9-tetradeoxy-D-glycero-D-galacto-non-2-ulosonic acid)(Leg), a sialic acid-like derivative that is incorporated into virulence-associated cell surface glycoconjugates such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) which could be a key determinant in the ability of L. pneumophila to inhibit the fusion of phagosomes with lysosomes [ PUBMED:18275154 ].
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This is the GT-B clan that contains diverse glycosyltransferases that possess a Rossmann like fold .
The clan contains the following 51 members:A-2_8-polyST AGT ALG11_N Alg14 Asp1 Capsule_synth DUF1205 DUF1972 DUF2827 DUF3492 DUF354 DUF6716 Epimerase_2 FucT_N FUT8_N_cat Glyco_tran_28_C Glyco_trans_1_2 Glyco_trans_1_3 Glyco_trans_1_4 Glyco_trans_4_2 Glyco_trans_4_3 Glyco_trans_4_4 Glyco_trans_4_5 Glyco_transf_10 Glyco_transf_11 Glyco_transf_20 Glyco_transf_28 Glyco_transf_4 Glyco_transf_41 Glyco_transf_5 Glyco_transf_52 Glyco_transf_56 Glyco_transf_9 Glyco_transf_90 Glycogen_syn Glycos_transf_1 Glycos_transf_N Glyphos_transf LpxB MGDG_synth Mito_fiss_Elm1 NodZ O-FucT Phosphorylase PIGA PM0188 PS_pyruv_trans Sua5_C Sucrose_synth T4-Gluco-transf UDPGT
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|Seed source:||Pfam-B_888 (release 5.2) & Pfam-B_4862 (Release 7.5)|
|Author:||Bashton M , Bateman A|
|Number in seed:||82|
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|Average length of the domain:||330.60 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||29 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||83.07 %|
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