IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucosamine kinase

Reaction: ATP + D-glucosamine = ADP + D-glucosamine 6-phosphate

Glossary: D-glucosamine 6-phosphate = 2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose 6-phosphate

Other name(s): glucosamine kinase (phosphorylating); ATP:2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose-6-phosphotransferase; aminodeoxyglucose kinase; ATP:D-glucosamine phosphotransferase

Systematic name: ATP:D-glucosamine 6-phosphotransferase

Comments: The enzyme has been studied in the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, where it participates in a chitin degradation pathway.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9031-90-7


1. Bueding, E. and MacKinnon, J.A. Hexokinases of Schistosoma mansoni. J. Biol. Chem. 215 (1955) 495-506. [PMID: 13242546]

2. Park, J.K., Wang, L.X. and Roseman, S. Isolation of a glucosamine-specific kinase, a unique enzyme of Vibrio cholerae. J. Biol. Chem. 277 (2002) 15573-15578. [PMID: 11850417]

[EC created 1961, modified 2014]

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