EC - Sulfofructose kinase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
sulfofructose kinase
Other name:
yihV (gene name)
Systematic name:
ATP:6-deoxy-6-sulfo-D-fructose 1-phosphotransferase



The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Escherichia coli, is involved in the degradation pathway of sulfoquinovose, the polar headgroup of sulfolipids found in the photosynthetic membranes of all higher plants, mosses, ferns, algae, and most photosynthetic bacteria, as well as the surface layer of some archaea.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0061594


  1. Denger, K., Weiss, M., Felux, A. K., Schneider, A., Mayer, C., Spiteller, D., Huhn, T., Cook, A. M., Schleheck, D.
    Sulphoglycolysis in Escherichia coli K-12 closes a gap in the biogeochemical sulphur cycle.
    Nature 507 : 114-117 (2014). [PMID: 24463506]

[EC created 2014]