IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: choline kinase

Reaction: ATP + choline = ADP + phosphocholine

Other name(s): choline kinase (phosphorylating); choline phosphokinase; choline-ethanolamine kinase

Systematic name: ATP:choline phosphotransferase

Comments: Ethanolamine and its methyl and ethyl derivatives can also act as acceptors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-67-9


1. Hayashi, S. and Lin, E.C.C. Purification and properties of glycerol kinase from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 1030-1035. [PMID: 5335908]

2. Wittenberg, J. and Kornberg, A. Choline phosphokinase. J. Biol. Chem. 202 (1953) 431-444.

[EC created 1961]

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