N-acetylglucosamine metabolic process

id: GO:0006044
name: N-acetylglucosamine metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving N-acetylglucosamine. The D isomer is a common structural unit of glycoproteins in plants, bacteria and animals; it is often the terminal sugar of an oligosaccharide group of a glycoprotein.

Child Functions

GO:0006045N-acetylglucosamine biosynthetic process
GO:0006046N-acetylglucosamine catabolic process
GO:0006047UDP-N-acetylglucosamine metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006041glucosamine metabolic process