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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
Peptidoglycan-N-acetylglucosamine deacetylase.
Alternative Name(s)
N-acetylglucosamine deacetylase.
Peptidoglycan deacetylase.
Peptidoglycan GlcNAc deacetylase.
Peptidoglycan N-acetylglucosamine deacetylase.
Reaction catalysed
Peptidoglycan-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine + H(2)O <=> peptidoglycan-D-glucosamine + acetate
  • Modification of peptidoglycan by N-deacetylation is an important factor in virulence of Helicobacter pylori, Listeria monocytogenes and Streptococcus suis.
  • The enzyme from Streptococcus pneumoniae is a metalloenzyme using a His-His-Asp zinc-binding triad with a nearby aspartic acid and histidine acting as the catalytic base and acid, respectively.
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles3.5.1.104
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature3.5.1.104
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature3.5.1.104
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