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Glycerokinase

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Glycerokinase --> glycerol kinase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme that catalyses the formation of glycerol 3-phosphate from atp and glycerol. Dihydroxyacetone and l-glyceraldehyde can also act as acceptors; utp and, in the case of the yeast enzyme, itp and gtp can act as donors. It provides a way for glycerol derived from fats or glycerides to enter the glycolytic pathway.

chemical name: ATP:glycerol 3-phosphotransferase

registry number: EC 2.7.1.30