Brings about the acetylation of glucosamine groups of heparan sulfate and heparin from which the sulfate has been removed. Also acts on heparin. Not identical with EC 220.127.116.11 glucosamine N-acetyltransferase or EC 18.104.22.168 glucosamine-phosphate N-acetyltransferase.
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