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Basic Information

Enzyme Number

Official Name

glycerol kinase

Name from literature

glycerol kinase

Pathway from literature

glycerol metabolism

Pathway from KEGG

Lipid Metabolism; Glycerolipid metabolism; map00561

Cellular Processes; Endocrine System; PPAR signaling pathway; map03320


E.coli (83333)

Genome localization

-[948423 ],


Glycerone and L-glyceraldehyde can act as acceptors; UTP (and, in the case of the yeast enzyme, ITP and GTP) can act as donors.

Rate-limiting Description

"The reason is low activity of glycerol kinase (GK), the rate-limiting enzyme in glycerol metabolism." (11811537)

Gene ontology

Gene ontology

GO:0008270 (F) zinc ion binding [P0A6F3 ];
GO:0006072 (P) glycerol-3-phosphate metabolic process [P0A6F3 ];
GO:0005975 (P) carbohydrate metabolic process [P0A6F3 ];
GO:0004370 (F) glycerol kinase activity [P0A6F3 ];
GO:0005829 (C) cytosol [P0A6F3 ];
GO:0005524 (F) ATP binding [P0A6F3 ];




Entrez Gene


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