IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ADP-specific glucose/glucosamine kinase

Reaction: (1) ADP + D-glucose = AMP + D-glucose 6-phosphate
(2) ADP + D-glucosamine = AMP + D-glucosamine 6-phosphate

Other name(s): ADP-specific glucokinase; ADP-dependent glucokinase

Systematic name: ADP:D-glucose/D-glucosamine 6-phosphotransferase

Comments: Requires Mg2+. The enzyme, characterized from a number of hyperthermophilic archaeal species, is highly specific for ADP. No activity is detected when ADP is replaced by ATP, GDP, phosphoenolpyruvate, diphosphate or polyphosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 173585-07-4


1. Kengen, S.W., Tuininga, J.E., de Bok, F.A., Stams, A.J. and de Vos, W.M. Purification and characterization of a novel ADP-dependent glucokinase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus. J. Biol. Chem. 270 (1995) 30453-30457. [PMID: 8530474]

2. Koga, S., Yoshioka, I., Sakuraba, H., Takahashi, M., Sakasegawa, S., Shimizu, S. and Ohshima, T. Biochemical characterization, cloning, and sequencing of ADP-dependent (AMP-forming) glucokinase from two hyperthermophilic archaea, Pyrococcus furiosus and Thermococcus litoralis. J. Biochem. 128 (2000) 1079-1085. [PMID: 11098152]

3. Aslam, M., Takahashi, N., Matsubara, K., Imanaka, T., Kanai, T. and Atomi, H. Identification of the glucosamine kinase in the chitinolytic pathway of Thermococcus kodakarensis. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 125 (2018) S1389-1723(. [PMID: 29146530]

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