, a glycerone kinase
is an enzyme
the chemical reaction
- ATP + glycerone ADP + glycerone phosphate
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ATP and glycerone, whereas its two products are ADP and glycerone phosphate.
This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring phosphorus-containing groups (phosphotransferases) with an alcohol group as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATP:glycerone phosphotransferase. Other names in common use include dihydroxyacetone kinase, acetol kinase, and acetol kinase (phosphorylating). This enzyme participates in glycerolipid metabolism.
As of late 2007, 6 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes , , , , , and .
- Sellinger OZ and Miller ON "Phosphorylation of acetol by homogenates of rat liver". Fed. Proc. 16 245–246.
- The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is .
Gene Ontology (GO) codes