N-Acetylglucosamine Functions in Cell Signaling

@article{Konopka2012NAcetylglucosamineFI,
  title={N-Acetylglucosamine Functions in Cell Signaling},
  author={J. Konopka},
  journal={Scientifica},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012}
}
  • J. Konopka
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Scientifica
The amino sugar N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) is well known for the important structural roles that it plays at the cell surface. It is a key component of bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan, fungal cell wall chitin, and the extracellular matrix of animal cells. Interestingly, recent studies have also identified new roles for GlcNAc in cell signaling. For example, GlcNAc stimulates the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans to undergo changes in morphogenesis and expression of virulence genes… Expand
N-Acetylglucosamine Regulates Morphogenesis and Virulence Pathways in Fungi
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