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
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