Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006046 - N-acetylglucosamine catabolic process

Synonyms: N-acetylglucosamine breakdown, N-acetylglucosamine catabolism, N-acetylglucosamine degradation

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of N-acetylglucosamine. The D isomer is a common structural unit of glycoproteins in plants, bacteria and animals; it is often the terminal sugar of an oligosaccharide group of a glycoprotein.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006044 - N-acetylglucosamine metabolic process,
GO:1901072 - glucosamine-containing compound catabolic process

Term Members:
glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase (nagB),
N-acetylglucosamine-6-phosphate deacetylase (nagA)

Unification Links: GO:0006046

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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