IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: acetylglutamate kinase

Reaction: ATP + N-acetyl-L-glutamate = ADP + N-acetyl-L-glutamyl 5-phosphate

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Other names: N-acetylglutamate 5-phosphotransferase; acetylglutamate phosphokinase; N-acetylglutamate phosphokinase; N-acetylglutamate kinase; N-acetylglutamic 5-phosphotransferase

Systematic name: ATP:N-acetyl-L-glutamate 5-phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-58-1


1. Baich, A. and Vogel, H.J. N-Acetyl-γ-glutamokinase and N-acetylglutamic γ-semialdehyde dehydrogenase: repressible enzymes of arginine synthesis in Escherichia coli. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 7 (1962) 491-496.

2. Faragó, A. and Dénes, G. Mechanism of arginine biosynthesis in Chlamydomonas reinhardti. II. Purification and properties of N-acetylglutamate 5-phosphotransferase, the allosteric enzyme of the pathway. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 136 (1967) 6-18. [PMID: 6040410]

3. Vogel, H.J. and McLellan, W.L. N-Acetyl-γ-glutamokinase (Escherichia coli). Methods Enzymol. 17A (1970) 251-255.

[EC created 1972]

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