aspartate kinasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme that catalyses the formation of beta-aspartyl phosphate from aspartic acid and ATP. Threonine serves as an allosteric regulator of this enzyme to control the biosynthetic pathway from aspartic acid to threonine.

Chemical name: ATP:L-aspartate 4-phosphotransferase

Registry number: EC 2.7.2.4

(12 Dec 1998)