Induction of N-acetylmannosamine catabolic pathway in yeast.

  title={Induction of N-acetylmannosamine catabolic pathway in yeast.},
  author={Mahua Biswas and Bhag Singh and Anup Datta},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={585 4},
N-Acetylmannosamine kinase activity is absent from yeast cells grown on N-acetylmannosamine. However, other enzymes of the catabolic pathway, namely, N-acetylmannosamine-2-epimerase, N-acetylglucosamine kinase and glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase are induced. In addition, a high affinity uptake system (permease) for the uptake of N-acetylglucosamine is synthesized under these conditions. The presence of either N-acetylmannosamine or N-acetylglucosamine as inducer is essential for the induced… CONTINUE READING