IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-acetylglucosamine kinase

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

Other name(s): acetylglucosamine kinase (phosphorylating); ATP:2-acetylamino-2-deoxy-D-glucose 6-phosphotransferase; 2-acetylamino-2-deoxy-D-glucose kinase; acetylaminodeoxyglucokinase

Systematic name: ATP:N-acetyl-D-glucosamine 6-phosphotransferase

Comments: The bacterial enzyme also acts on D-glucose.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-48-9


1. Asensio, C. and Ruiz-Amil, M. N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine kinase. II. Escherichia coli. Methods Enzymol. 9 (1966) 421-425.

2. Barkulis, S.S. N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine kinase. I. Streptococcus pyrogenes. Methods Enzymol. 9 (1966) 415-420.

3. Datta, A. Studies on hog spleen N-acetylglucosamine kinase. I. Purification and properties of N-acetylglucosamine kinase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 220 (1970) 51-60. [PMID: 4319609]

[EC created 1972]

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