Quantitative enzymatic synthesis of 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-α-d-glucopyranosyl-1,6-diphosphate

Pi Wan Cheng, Don M. Carlson

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Phosphoacetylglucosamine mutase (EC catalyzes the interconversion of N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphate and of N-acetylglucosamine-6-phosphate. Glucose-1,6-diphosphate activates this mutase through the formation of N-acetylglucosamine-1,6-diphosphate and glucose-6-phosphate. By adding glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and an excess of N-acetylglucosamine-6-phosphate the reaction is pulled to completion with stoichiometric formation of N-acetylglucosamine-1,6-diphosphate with respect to the amount of glucose-1,6-diphosphate present. The isolation, chemical analysis, molar rotation, and cofactor activity of N-acetylglucosamine-1,6-diphosphate are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-540
Number of pages8
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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