N-Acetylglucosamine-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GlmU), a bifunctional enzyme exclusive to prokaryotes, belongs to the family of sugar nucleotidyltransferases (SNTs). The enzyme binds GlcNAc-1-P and UTP, and catalyzes a uridyltransfer reaction to synthesize UDP-GlcNAc, an important precursor for cell-wall biosynthesis.
GlmU, Recombinant (E. coli K-12)
Enzyme Commission Number
min 95% by SDS-PAGE
One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme that catalyzes the formation of 1 μmol of UDP-GlcNAc from GlcNAc-1-P and UTP per minute at 37 °C.
N-Acetylglucosamine-1-phosphate uridyltransferase; GlmU; EC 126.96.36.199