David Vocadlo and his lab have been studying the biological role of a sugar molecule called O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GIcNAc), which is routinely added and removed from many proteins in the body, including tau.
What does NAG stand for?
NAG stands for N-Acetylglucosamine (glucose derivative)
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We have 134 other meanings of NAG in our Acronym Attic
- New Avenues for Youth (Portland, OR)
- Nitrogenase Accessory Factor Y (biochemistry)
- Net Annualized First Year Commission
- National Agency for Youth Information (Slovakia)
- National Agency for Youth Mobility (Slovakia)
- North American Fellowship of YMCA Retirees
- North Anatolian Fault Zone (Turkey)
- Linux Network Administrators Guide (Hackish)
- N-Acetyl Beta-Glucosaminidase (also seen as NABG)
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In addition to the three MLs, a fourth chitin binding lectin (VisalbCBA) with specificity for oligomeric N-acetylglucosamine has been described.
Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others at the University of California, Irvine, found that oral N-acetylglucosamine, which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves.
Data from experimental work to investigate the effect of several compounds, including peptides PAL-KTTS, PAL-KT, niacinamide and N-acetylglucosamine, on gene expression in vitro is presented.
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Tokyo, Japan) has patented an enzyme which transfers N-acetylgalactosamine to N-acetylglucosamine via a .
The two most common commercial forms are glucosamine sulfate (as the sodium or potassium salts) and glucosamine hydrochloride; the acetylated derivative, N-acetylglucosamine, is also available.
Although the control women were younger than the patients with breast cancer and galactosylation of some proteins may be related to age, we are unaware of any literature reports suggesting major changes attributable to sialic acid or N-acetylglucosamine in adult life.