IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: guanidinoacetate kinase

Reaction: ATP + guanidinoacetate = ADP + phosphoguanidinoacetate

Other names: glycocyamine kinase

Systematic name: ATP:guanidinoacetate N-phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-60-2


1. Hobson, G.E. and Rees, K.R. The annelid phosphokinases. Biochem. J. 65 (1957) 305-307.

2. Pradel, L.-A., Kassab, R., Conlay, C. and Thoai, N.V. Properties and amino acid composition of purified ATP: guanidinoacetate phosphotransferase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 154 (1968) 305-314. (French). [PMID: 5637051]

3. Pradel, L.-A., Kassab, R. and Thoai, N.V. Sur l'acide adenosine-triphosphorique:guanidoacétate phosphotransferase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 81 (1964) 86-95.

4. Thoai, N.V. Sur la taurocyamine et la glycocyamine phosphokinase. Bull. Soc. Chim. Biol. 39 (1957) 197-208.

[EC created 1961]

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