IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: tagatose kinase

Reaction: ATP + D-tagatose = ADP + D-tagatose 6-phosphate

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): AtuFK

Systematic name: ATP:D-tagatose 6-phosphotransferase

Comments: The enzyme from Agrobacterium fabrum C58 is part of D-altritol and galactitol degradation pathways.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 39434-00-9


1. Szumilo, T. A novel enzyme, tagatose kinase, from Mycobacterium butyricum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 660 (1981) 366-370. [PMID: 6269638]

2. Wichelecki, D.J., Vetting, M.W., Chou, L., Al-Obaidi, N., Bouvier, J.T., Almo, S.C. and Gerlt, J.A. ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transport system solute-binding protein-guided identification of novel D-altritol and galactitol catabolic pathways in Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58. J. Biol. Chem. 290 (2015) 28963–28976. [PMID: 26472925]

[EC created 1983]

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