|Other Names||N-acetyl-D-glucosamine kinase, N-acetylglucosamine kinase, GlcNAc kinase, NAGK|
|Target/Specificity||The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP7080a was selected from the N-term region of human NAGK. A 10 to 100 fold molar excess to antibody is recommended. Precise conditions should be optimized for a particular assay.|
|Format||The synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml deionized water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Converts endogenous N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), a major component of complex carbohydrates, from lysosomal degradation or nutritional sources into GlcNAc 6-phosphate. Involved in the N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) degradation pathway: although human is not able to catalyze formation of Neu5Gc due to the inactive CMAHP enzyme, Neu5Gc is present in food and must be degraded. Also has ManNAc kinase activity.|
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N-acetylglucosamine kinase (NAGK) converts endogenous N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), a major component of complex carbohydrates, from lysosomal degradation or nutritional sources into GlcNAc 6-phosphate. NAGK belongs to the group of N-acetylhexosamine kinases and is a prominent salvage enzyme of amino sugar metabolism in mammals. The predicted 344-amino acid NAGK protein contains the 5 sequence motifs necessary for the binding of ATP by sugar kinases. NAGK shares 91.6% amino acid similarity with mouse Nagk, for which enzyme activity is detectable in all mouse tissues examined, with highest enzymatic activity in testis. It is hypothesized that NAGK has a general role in the catabolic pathways of GlcNAc as well as of ManNAc.
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