IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid kinase

Reaction: α-Kdo-(2→6)-lipid IVA + ATP = 4-O-phospho-α-Kdo-(2→6)-lipid IVA + ADP

Glossary: (KDO)-lipid IVA = α-Kdo-(2→6)-lipid IVA = (3-deoxy-α-D-manno-oct-2-ulopyranosylonate)-(2→6)-2-deoxy-2-{[(3R)-3-hydroxytetradecanoyl]amino}-3-O-[(3R)-3-hydroxytetradecanoyl]-4-O-phosphono-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-2-deoxy-3-O-[(3R)-3-hydroxytetradecanoyl]-2-{[(3R)-3-hydroxytetradecanoyl]amino}-1-O-phosphono-α-D-glucopyranose
(4-O-phospho-KDO)-lipid IVA = 4-O-phospho-α-Kdo-(2→6)-lipid IVA = (3-deoxy-4-O-phosphono-α-D-manno-oct-2-ulopyranosylonate)-(2→6)-2-deoxy-2-{[(3R)-3-hydroxytetradecanoyl]amino}-3-O-[(3R)-3-hydroxytetradecanoyl]-4-O-phosphono-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-2-deoxy-3-O-[(3R)-3-hydroxytetradecanoyl]-2-{[(3R)-3-hydroxytetradecanoyl]amino}-1-O-phosphono-α-D-glucopyranose

Other name(s): kdkA (gene name); Kdo kinase

Systematic name: ATP:(KDO)-lipid IVA 3-deoxy-α-D-manno-oct-2-ulopyranose 4-phosphotransferase

Comments: The enzyme phosphorylates the 4-OH position of KDO in (KDO)-lipid IVA.

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1. Brabetz, W., Muller-Loennies, S. and Brade, H. 3-Deoxy-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid (Kdo) transferase (WaaA) and kdo kinase (KdkA) of Haemophilus influenzae are both required to complement a waaA knockout mutation of Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 275 (2000) 34954-34962. [PMID: 10952982]

2. Harper, M., Boyce, J.D., Cox, A.D., St Michael, F., Wilkie, I.W., Blackall, P.J. and Adler, B. Pasteurella multocida expresses two lipopolysaccharide glycoforms simultaneously, but only a single form is required for virulence: identification of two acceptor-specific heptosyl I transferases. Infect. Immun. 75 (2007) 3885-3893. [PMID: 17517879]

3. White, K.A., Kaltashov, I.A., Cotter, R.J. and Raetz, C.R. A mono-functional 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid (Kdo) transferase and a Kdo kinase in extracts of Haemophilus influenzae. J. Biol. Chem. 272 (1997) 16555-16563. [PMID: 9195966]

4. White, K.A., Lin, S., Cotter, R.J. and Raetz, C.R. A Haemophilus influenzae gene that encodes a membrane bound 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid (Kdo) kinase. Possible involvement of kdo phosphorylation in bacterial virulence. J. Biol. Chem. 274 (1999) 31391-31400. [PMID: 10531340]

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