This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring aryl or alkyl groups other than methyl groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is phosphoenolpyruvate:N-acyl-D-mannosamine-6-phosphate 1-(2-carboxy-2-oxoethyl)transferase. Other names in common use include N-acetylneuraminate 9-phosphate lyase, N-acetylneuraminate 9-phosphate sialic acid 9-phosphate synthase, N-acetylneuraminate 9-phosphate synthetase, N-acylneuraminate-9-phosphate pyruvate-lyase, (pyruvate-phosphorylating), and sialic acid 9-phosphate synthetase. This enzyme participates in aminosugars metabolism.
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