Enzymatic formation of acetylgalactosamine.

  title={Enzymatic formation of acetylgalactosamine.},
  author={Carlos E. Cardini and L F. Leloir},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  volume={225 1},
Several papers have been published on the biosynthesis of glucosamine in different organisms (l-3), but the reactions which lead to the synthesis of galactosamine have hardly been explored. The first indication of its mode of synthesis came from the isolation of uridine diphosphate’ acetylgalactosamine from liver by Pontis (4). This finding showed that the transformation of acetylhexosamines is similar to that of the pair glucosegalactose which has been studied in detail (5, 6). Pontis… CONTINUE READING


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