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Accepted name: butyrate kinase
Reaction: ATP + butanoate = ADP + butanoyl phosphate
Systematic name: ATP:butanoate 1-phosphotransferase
Comments: The enzyme from Clostridium sp. also acts, more slowly, on pentanoate and propanoate, and on some branched-chain fatty acids (cf. EC sedoheptulokinase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37278-14-1
1.  Hartmanis, M.G.N. Butyrate kinase from Clostridium acetobutylicum. J. Biol. Chem. 262 (1987) 617–621. [PMID: 3027059]
2.  Twarog, R. and Wolfe, R.S. Enzymatic phosphorylation of butyrate. J. Biol. Chem. 237 (1962) 2474–2477. [PMID: 13923331]
[EC created 1972, modified 1986, modified 1990]

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