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Sugar kinases

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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These are enzymes that catalyse the phosphorylation of sugar molecules. Shared three-dimensional structures identify distinct subfamilies; hexokinases, ribokinases and the eukaryotic mevalonate and phosphomevalonate kinases [1].


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How to cite this family page

Database page citation:

Sugar kinases. Accessed on 28/09/2023. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SP, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL et al. (2021) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2021/22: Enzymes. Br J Pharmacol. 178 Suppl 1:S313-S411.