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- noun biochemistry An
amidederivative of glucosethat forms part of the peptidoglycanof bacterialcell walls
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Exoskeletons are made of the N-acetylglucosamine polymer known as "chitin."
Other sugar nucleotides such as uridine diphosphate acetylglucosamine and guanosine diphosphate mannose were also isolated.
Glycopeptide isoforms consisted of pauci - or oligomannose, with and without fucose on N-acetylglucosamine (s) linked to asparagine residues.
BioMed Central - Latest articles Yoshifumi Hashimoto 2010
N-acetylglucosamine; HAase, hyaluronidase; MALDI-TOF-MS, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry; MMP, matrix metalloprotease;
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In addition to phosphorylation, Sp1 also has multiple potential O-glycosylation sites that may be modified by N-acetylglucosamine residues
PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Anil K. Singh et al. 2010
The human UDP-GlcNAc transporter HFRC1 was overexpressed in human bronchial epithelial cells and was shown to localize in the Golgi and to enhance the surface expression of N-acetylglucosamine-rich glycans.
Journal of Biological Chemistry current issue J. I. Sesma 2009
NAGK (N-acetylglucosamine kinase) converts endogenous N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), a major component of complex carbohydrates, from lysosomal degradation or nutritional sources into GlcNAc 6-phosphate, as part of a catalytic salvage pathway.
In studies on mice, Dr. Michael Demetriou and colleagues with the UC Irvine Center for Immunology found that N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) inhibited the growth and function of cells that incorrectly direct the immune system to attack specific tissues in the body, such as brain myelin in MS and insulin-producing cells of the pancreas in diabetes.
Media Newswire 2009
O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) has been reported, but the modification site of
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue W. H. Yang 2008
β - (1,4) - N-acetyl-glucosaminidases (NAGase), which cleave the N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) oligomers, generating NAG monomers.
PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Hai Li et al. 2010
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