Glucosamine 6-phosphate N-acetyltransferase (GNA1), also designated phosphoglucosamine transacetylase or phosphoglucosamine acetylase, belongs to the GNA1 subfamily of the larger acetyltransferase family of proteins. GNA1, a peripheral membrane protein containing one N-acetyltransferase domain, is expressed in the colon and maps to cytoband 14q22.1. The protein localizes to the Golgi apparatus and the endosome. It is important for UDP-GlcNAc biosynthesis pathway. GNA1 catalyzes the synthesis of GlcNAc6P from AcCoA and GlcN6P, a step in the UDP-GlcNAc6P formation pathway.
Synonyms: AU017428, AU040593, EMeg32, FLJ10607, Glucosamine 6 phosphate acetyltransferase, Glucosamine 6 phosphate N acetyltransferase, Glucosamine 6-phosphate N-acetyltransferase, Glucosamine phosphate N acetyltransferase 1, GNA1, GNA1_HUMAN, GNPNAT, GNPNAT1, Gpnat1, Gsnpat, Phosphoglucosamine acetylase, Phosphoglucosamine transacetylase, RGD1563144.