If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Locations of Mapped Genes:
|Superclasses:||Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Amines and Polyamines Degradation|
|Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Carbohydrates Degradation → Sugars Degradation|
Sialic acids are nine-carbon keto sugars that mediate a variety of cell-cell and cell-molecule interactions in eukaryotes and can be utilized by pathogens to evade the host immune response. Other bacteria, including E. coli K-12, can utilize N-acetylneuraminate, the most common form of sialic acid, as a sole source of carbon [Vimr85, Plumbridge99a].
Production of the enzymes involved in N-acetylneuraminate degradation is induced by growth on sialic acid as the sole source of carbon, which is due to transcriptional regulation by the repressor NanR [Kalivoda03]. N-acetylmannosamine is only metabolized slowly by E. coli K-12, which may be due to low expression of an N-acetylmannosamine transporter and the predicted N-acetylmannosamine-6-phosphate epimerase in the absence of the inducer [Plumbridge99a].
Please note that no biochemical data are available for the predicted N-acetylmannosamine-6-phosphate epimerase.
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