IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ADP-specific glucokinase

Reaction: ADP + D-glucose = AMP + D-glucose 6-phosphate

Other name(s): ADP-dependent glucokinase

Systematic name: ADP:D-glucose 6-phosphotransferase

Comments: Requires Mg2+. The enzyme from Pyrococcus furiosus is highly specific for D-glucose; there is some activity with 2-deoxy-D-glucose, but no activity with D-fructose, D-mannose or D-galactose as the substrate. No activity is detected when ADP is replaced by ATP, GDP, phosphoenolpyruvate, diphosphate or polyphosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 173585-07-4


1. Kengen, S.W., Tuininga, J.E., de Bok, F.A., Stams, A.J. and de Vos, W.M. Purification and characterization of a novel ADP-dependent glucokinase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus. J. Biol. Chem. 270 (1995) 30453-30457. [PMID: 8530474]

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