N-Acetylglutamic acid

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N-Acetylglutamic acid
IUPAC name (2S)-2-Acetamidopentanedioic acid
Other names Acetylglutamic acid, N-Acetylglutamic acid, N-Acetyl-L-glutamic acid, N-Acetyl-Glu, Ac-Glu-OH, NAcGlu
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C7H11NO5
Molar mass 189.17 g/mol
Density 1 g/cm3
Melting point
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Overview

N-Acetylglutamic acid (abbreviated NAcGlu) is biosynthesized from glutamic acid and acetyl-CoA by the enzyme N-acetylglutamate synthase. Arginine is the activator for this reaction.

The reverse reaction, hydrolysis of the acetyl group, is catalyzed by a specific hydrolase.

NAcGlu activates carbamoyl phosphate synthase in the urea cycle.

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