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Information on EC 2.7.1.157 - N-acetylgalactosamine kinase

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IUBMB Comments
The enzyme is highly specific for GalNAc as substrate, but has slight activity with D-galactose . Requires Mg2+, Mn2+ or Co2+ for activity, with Mg2+ resulting in by far the greatest stimulation of enzyme activity.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
GALK2, GalNAc kinase, GalNAcK, GK2, More, N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc)-1-phosphate kinase, more
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LITERATURE
ATP + N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine = ADP + N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine 1-phosphate
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