MetaCyc Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0008776 - acetate kinase activity

Synonyms: acetate kinase (phosphorylating) activity, acetic kinase activity, acetokinase activity, AK activity, ATP:acetate phosphotransferase activity

Definition: Catalysis of the reaction: ATP + acetate = ADP + acetyl phosphate.

Parent Classes:
GO:0016774 - phosphotransferase activity, carboxyl group as acceptor,
GO:0016301 - kinase activity

Term Members:
propionate kinase (tdcD),
acetate kinase (ackA),
phosphoribosylglycinamide formyltransferase 2 (purT)

Unification Links: GO:0008776


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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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