This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically those racemases and epimerases acting on carbohydrates and derivatives. The systematic name of this enzyme class is UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine 4-epimerase. Other names in common use include UDP acetylglucosamine epimerase, uridine diphosphoacetylglucosamine epimerase, uridine diphosphate N-acetylglucosamine-4-epimerase, and uridine 5'-diphospho-N-acetylglucosamine-4-epimerase. This enzyme participates in aminosugars metabolism.
WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF INSTITUTE OF GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR "UDP-GLUCOSE-4-EPIMERASE USEFUL FOR IMPROVING AGRONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF PLANTS" (CHINESE INVENTORS)
Dec 04, 2011; GENEVA, Dec. 2 -- Publication No. WO/2011/143933 was published on Nov. 24. Title of the invention: "UDP-GLUCOSE-4-EPIMERASE...