EC - Farnesol kinase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
farnesol kinase
Other name:
FOLK (gene name)
Systematic name:
CTP:(2E,6E)-farnesol phosphotransferase



The enzyme, found in plants and animals, can also use other nucleotide triphosphates as phosphate donor, albeit less efficiently. The plant enzyme can also use geraniol and geranylgeraniol as substrates with lower activity, but not farnesyl phosphate (cf. EC, farnesyl phosphate kinase) [2].

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0052669 , GO:0052672 , GO:0052668


  1. Bentinger, M., Grunler, J., Peterson, E., Swiezewska, E., Dallner, G.
    Phosphorylation of farnesol in rat liver microsomes: properties of farnesol kinase and farnesyl phosphate kinase.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 353: 191-198 (1998). [PMID: 9606952]
  2. Fitzpatrick, A. H., Bhandari, J., Crowell, D. N.
    Farnesol kinase is involved in farnesol metabolism, ABA signaling and flower development in Arabidopsis.
    Plant J. 66: 1078-1088 (2011). [PMID: 21395888]

[EC created 2017]