IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ethanolamine kinase

Reaction: ATP + ethanolamine = ADP + O-phosphoethanolamine

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

Systematic name: ATP:ethanolamine O-phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9075-78-9


1. Faulkner, A. and Turner, J.M. Phosphorylation of ethanolamine in catabolism: biodegradative adenosine triphosphate-ethanolamine phosphotransferase and related enzymes in bacteria. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 2 (1974) 133-136.

2. Sung, C.-P. and Johnstone, R.M. Phosphorylation of choline and ethanolamine in Ehrlich ascites-carcinoma cells. Biochem. J. 105 (1967) 497-503. [PMID: 5626092]

3. Weinhold, P.A. and Rethy, V.B. Ethanolamine phosphokinase: activity and properties during liver development. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 276 (1972) 143-154. [PMID: 5047700]

[EC created 1976]

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