IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: acylglycerol kinase

Reaction: ATP + acylglycerol = ADP + acyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate

Other name(s): monoacylglycerol kinase; monoacylglycerol kinase (phosphorylating); sn-2-monoacylglycerol kinase; MGK; monoglyceride kinase; monoglyceride phosphokinase

Systematic name: ATP:acylglycerol 3-phosphotransferase

Comments: Acts on both 1- and 2-acylglycerols.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 62213-37-0


1. Pieringer, R.A. and Hokin, L.E. Biosynthesis of lysophosphatidic acid from monoglyceride and adenosine triphosphate. J. Biol. Chem. 237 (1962) 653-658.

2. Pieringer, R.A. and Kunnes, R.S. The biosynthesis of phosphatidic acid and lysophosphatidic acid by glyceride phosphokinase pathways in Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 240 (1965) 2833-2838.

[EC created 1976]

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