Enzymes of UDP‐GlcNAc biosynthesis in yeast

@article{Milewski2006EnzymesOU,
  title={Enzymes of UDP‐GlcNAc biosynthesis in yeast},
  author={Sławomir Milewski and Iwona Gabriel and Jarosław Olchowy},
  journal={Yeast},
  year={2006},
  volume={23}
}
D‐Glucosamine is an important building block of major structural components of the fungal cell wall, namely chitin, chitosan and mannoproteins. Other amino sugars, such as D‐mannosamine and D‐galactosamine, relatively abundant in higher eukaryotes, rarely occur in fungal cells and are actually absent from yeast and yeast‐like fungi. The glucosamine‐containing sugar nucleotide UDP‐GlcNAc is synthesized in yeast cells in a four‐step cytoplasmic pathway. This article provides a comprehensive… 
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