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This target displays homology in the following species: Cow: 100%; Dog: 93%; Guinea Pig: 93%; Horse: 93%; Human: 100%; Mouse: 93%; Rabbit: 93%; Rat: 93%; Zebrafish: 91%
The product of this gene belongs to the FGGY kinase family of proteins and encodes glycerol kinase. Glycerol kinase is a key enzyme in the regulation of glycerol uptake and metabolism. It catalyzes the phosphorylation of glycerol by ATP, yielding ADP and glycerol-3-phosphate. Defects in this gene are the cause of glycerol kinase deficiency (GKD). Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified.
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Protein Aliases: ATP:glycerol 3-phosphotransferase; EC 126.96.36.199; GK; GK 3; GK3P; GKl; GKP3; GKTB; glycerokinase; Glycerokinase 3; Glycerol kinase; Glycerolkinase
Gene Aliases: D930012N15Rik; GK; Gyk
UniProt ID: (Mouse) Q64516
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 14933
Molecular Function: carbohydrate kinase