IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glutamate 5-kinase

Reaction: ATP + L-glutamate = ADP + L-glutamate 5-phosphate

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Other names: ATP-L-glutamate 5-phosphotransferase; ATP:γ-L-glutamate phosphotransferase; γ-glutamate kinase; γ-glutamyl kinase; glutamate kinase

Systematic name: ATP:L-glutamate 5-phosphotransferase

Comments: In the absence of downstream enzymes, the product rapidly cyclizes to 5-oxo-L-proline and phosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 54596-30-4


1. Baich, A. Proline synthesis in Escherichia coli. A proline-inhibitable glutamic acid kinase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 192 (1969) 462-467. [PMID: 4904678]

[EC created 1976]

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