IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: polyphosphate—glucose phosphotransferase

Reaction: (phosphate)n + D-glucose = (phosphate)n-1 + D-glucose 6-phosphate

Other name(s): polyphosphate glucokinase; polyphosphate-D-(+)-glucose-6-phosphotransferase; polyphosphate-glucose 6-phosphotransferase

Systematic name: polyphosphate:D-glucose 6-phosphotransferase

Comments: Requires a neutral salt, e.g. KCl, for maximum activity. Also acts on glucosamine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9033-50-5


1. Szymona, M. Purification and properties of a new hexokinase utilizing inorganic pyrophosphate. Acta Biochim. Pol. 9 (1962) 165-181.

2. Szymona, M. and Ostrowski, W. Inorganic polyphosphate glucokinase of Mycobacterium phlei. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 85 (1964) 283-295.

[EC created 1972]

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