L-Fuculokinase

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L-fuculokinase
Identifiers
EC number 2.7.1.51
CAS number 9026-64-6
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

L-fuculokinase (EC 2.7.1.51) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

ATP + L-fuculose \rightleftharpoons ADP + L-fuculose-1-phosphate

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ATP and L-fuculose, whereas its two products are ADP and L-fuculose-1-phosphate.[1]

The gene name used for the gene that encodes L-fuculokinase is fucK.[2]

L-fuculokinase belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring phosphorus-containing groups (phosphotransferases) with an alcohol group as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATP:L-fuculose 1-phosphotransferase. Other names in common use include L-fuculokinase (phosphorylating), and L-fuculose kinase. This enzyme participates in fructose and mannose metabolism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ HEATH EC, GHALAMBOR MA (1962). "The metabolism of L-fucose. I. The purification and properties of L-fuculose kinase". J. Biol. Chem. 237: 2423–6. PMID 13905785. 
  2. ^ "NCBI gene database entry for E. coli O157:H7 fucK". National Center for Biotechnology Information. 2010-02-07. Retrieved 20 February 2010.