Accepted name: UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 4,6-dehydratase (configuration-retaining)
Reaction: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine = UDP-2-acetamido-2,6-dideoxy-α-D-xylo-hex-4-ulose + H2O
Glossary: N,N′-diacetylbacillosamine = 2,4-diacetamido-2,4,6-trideoxy-α-D-glucopyranose
Other name(s): PglF
Systematic name: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-glucosamine hydro-lyase (configuration-retaining; UDP-2-acetamido-2,6-dideoxy-α-D-xylo-hex-4-ulose-forming)
Comments: Contains NAD+ as a cofactor [2]. This is the first enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway of N,N′-diacetylbacillosamine [1], the first carbohydrate in the glycoprotein N-linked heptasaccharide in Campylobacter jejuni. This enzyme belongs to the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase family of enzymes.
1.  Schoenhofen, I.C., McNally, D.J., Vinogradov, E., Whitfield, D., Young, N.M., Dick, S., Wakarchuk, W.W., Brisson, J.R. and Logan, S.M. Functional characterization of dehydratase/aminotransferase pairs from Helicobacter and Campylobacter: enzymes distinguishing the pseudaminic acid and bacillosamine biosynthetic pathways. J. Biol. Chem. 281 (2006) 723–732. [PMID: 16286454]
2.  Olivier, N.B., Chen, M.M., Behr, J.R. and Imperiali, B. In vitro biosynthesis of UDP-N,N′-diacetylbacillosamine by enzymes of the Campylobacter jejuni general protein glycosylation system. Biochemistry 45 (2006) 13659–13669. [PMID: 17087520]
[EC created 2012]