EC - Butyrate kinase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
butyrate kinase
Systematic name:
ATP:butanoate 1-phosphotransferase



The enzyme from Clostridium sp. also acts, more slowly, on pentanoate and propanoate, and on some branched-chain fatty acids (cf. EC sedoheptulokinase).

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00826
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047761
CAS Registry Number: 37278-14-1
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (48) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Hartmanis, M.G.N.
    Butyrate kinase from Clostridium acetobutylicum.
    J. Biol. Chem. 262: 617-621 (1987). [PMID: 3027059]
  2. Twarog, R. and Wolfe, R.S.
    Enzymatic phosphorylation of butyrate.
    J. Biol. Chem. 237: 2474-2477 (1962).

[EC created 1972, modified 1986, modified 1990]