Accepted name: glycerol kinase
Reaction: ATP + glycerol = ADP + sn-glycerol 3-phosphate
Other name(s): glycerokinase; GK; ATP:glycerol-3-phosphotransferase; glycerol kinase (phosphorylating); glyceric kinase
Systematic name: ATP:glycerol 3-phosphotransferase
Comments: Glycerone and L-glyceraldehyde can act as acceptors; UTP (and, in the case of the yeast enzyme, ITP and GTP) can act as donors.
1.  Bergmeyer, H.-U., Holz, G., Kauder, E.M., Möllering, H. and Wieland, O. Kristallisierte Glycerokinase aus Candida mycoderma. Biochem. Z. 333 (1961) 471–480.
2.  Bublitz, C. and Kennedy, E.P. Synthesis of phosphatides in isolated mitochondria. III. The enzymatic phosphorylation of glycerol. J. Biol. Chem. 211 (1955) 951–961. [PMID: 13221600]
3.  Wieland, O. and Suyter, M. Glycerokinase: Isolierung und Eigenschaften des Enzyms. Biochem. Z. 329 (1957) 320–331. [PMID: 13522709]
[EC created 1961]

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