Glucosamine kinase

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glucosamine kinase
Identifiers
EC number2.7.1.8
CAS number9031-90-7
Databases
IntEnzIntEnz view
BRENDABRENDA entry
ExPASyNiceZyme view
KEGGKEGG entry
MetaCycmetabolic pathway
PRIAMprofile
PDB structuresRCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene OntologyAmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a glucosamine kinase (EC 2.7.1.8) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

ATP + D-glucosamine ADP + D-glucosamine phosphate

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ATP and D-glucosamine, whereas its two products are ADP and D-glucosamine phosphate.

This enzyme 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:D-glucosamine phosphotransferase. Other names in common use include glucosamine kinase (phosphorylating), ATP:2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose-6-phosphotransferase, and aminodeoxyglucose kinase. This enzyme participates in aminosugars metabolism.

References[edit]

  • BUEDING E, MACKINNON JA (1955). "Hexokinases of Schistosoma mansoni". J. Biol. Chem. 215 (2): 495–506. PMID 13242546.