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Substance Name: Glycerol kinase
RN: 9030-66-4


  • An enzyme that catalyzes 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. EC

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Code

  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Glycerol Kinase


  • EINECS 232-862-0
  • Glycerol kinase
  • Glycerol kinase, E. coli

Systematic Names

  • Glycerol kinase
  • Kinase (phosphorylating), glycerol

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9030-66-4

System Generated Number

  • 0009030664