IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: agmatine kinase

Reaction: ATP + agmatine = ADP + N4-phosphoagmatine

Glossary: agmatine = (4-aminobutyl)guanidine

Other name(s): phosphagen phosphokinase

Systematic name: ATP:agmatine N4-phosphotransferase

Comments: L-Arginine can act as acceptor, but more slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9076-75-9


1. Piccinni, E. and Coppellotti, O. Phosphagens in protozoa. II. Presence of phosphagen kinase in Ochramonas danica. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 62B (1979) 287-289.

[EC created 1984]

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