Requires Mg2+. The enzyme from Pyrococcus furiosus is highly specific for D-glucose; there is some activity with 2-deoxy-D-glucose, but no activity with D-fructose, D-mannose or D-galactose as the substrate. No activity is detected when ADP is replaced by ATP, GDP, phosphoenolpyruvate, diphosphate or polyphosphate.
Kengen, S.W., Tuininga, J.E., de Bok, F.A., Stams, A.J. and de Vos, W.M. Purification and characterization of a novel ADP-dependent glucokinase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus. J. Biol. Chem.270 (1995) 30453–30457. [DOI] [PMID: 8530474]