Family

Mevalonate/galactokinase (IPR006206)

Short name: Mevalonate/galactokinase

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships

Description

Mevalonate kinase (EC:2.7.1.36) and galactokinases (EC:2.7.1.6) belong to this family. Mevalonate kinase may be a regulatory site in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway. It is also involved in mevalonate catabolism. Galactokinase takes part in the first reaction of galactose metabolism by converting galactose to galactose-1-phosphate.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0008152 metabolic process

Molecular Function

GO:0005524 ATP binding
GO:0016301 kinase activity
GO:0016773 phosphotransferase activity, alcohol group as acceptor

Cellular Component

GO:0005737 cytoplasm

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PIRSF