Summary: Choline/ethanolamine kinase
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crystal structure of choline kinase
Ethanolamine and choline are major membrane phospholipids, in the form of glycerophosphoethanolamine and glycerophosphocholine. Ethanolamine is also a component of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor, which is necessary for cell-surface protein attachment. The de novo synthesis of these phospholipids begins with the creation of phosphoethanolamine and phosphocholine by ethanolamine and choline kinases in the first step of the CDP-ethanolamine pathway. There are two putative choline/ethanolamine kinases (C/EKs) in the Trypanosoma brucei genome.
Ethanolamine kinase has no choline kinase activity  and its activity is inhibited by ADP. Inositol supplementation represses ethanolamine kinase, decreasing the incorporation of ethanolamine into the CDP-ethanolamine pathway and into phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylcholine.
- Gibellini F, Hunter WN, Smith TK (October 2008). "Biochemical characterization of the initial steps of the Kennedy pathway in Trypanosoma brucei: the ethanolamine and choline kinases". Biochem. J. 415 (1): 135–44. doi:10.1042/BJ20080435. PMC . PMID 18489261.
- Tian Y, Jackson P, Gunter C, Wang J, Rock CO, Jackowski S (September 2006). "Placental thrombosis and spontaneous fetal death in mice deficient in ethanolamine kinase 2". J. Biol. Chem. 281 (38): 28438–49. doi:10.1074/jbc.M605861200. PMID 16861741.
- Kim KH, Voelker DR, Flocco MT, Carman GM (March 1998). "Expression, purification, and characterization of choline kinase, product of the CKI gene from Saccharomyces cerevisiae". J. Biol. Chem. 273 (12): 6844–52. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.12.6844. PMID 9506987.
- Kersting MC, Choi HS, Carman GM (August 2004). "Regulation of the yeast EKI1-encoded ethanolamine kinase by inositol and choline". J. Biol. Chem. 279 (34): 35353–9. doi:10.1074/jbc.M405704200. PMID 15201274.
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Choline kinase catalyses the committed step in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine by the CDP-choline pathway . This alignment covers the protein kinase portion of the protein. The divergence of this family makes it very difficult to create a model that specifically predicts choline/ethanolamine kinases only. However if [add Pfam ID here for Choline_kinase_C] is also present then it is definitely a member of this family.
Kim KH, Voelker DR, Flocco MT, Carman GM; , J Biol Chem 1998;273:6844-6852.: Expression, purification, and characterization of choline kinase, product of the CKI gene from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PUBMED:9506987 EPMC:9506987
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|SCOOP:||ABC1 APH APH_6_hur DUF1679 EcKL Fructosamin_kin Haspin_kinase Kdo Kinase-like PK_Tyr_Ser-Thr Pkinase Pkinase_fungal RIO1 TCAD9|
|Similarity to PfamA using HHSearch:||APH EcKL|
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This superfamily includes the Serine/Threonine- and Tyrosine- protein kinases as well as related kinases that act on non-protein substrates.
The clan contains the following 40 members:ABC1 AceK_kinase Act-Frag_cataly Alpha_kinase APH APH_6_hur Choline_kinase CotH DUF1679 DUF2252 DUF4135 DUF5898 EcKL Fam20C Fructosamin_kin FTA2 Haspin_kinase HipA_C Ins_P5_2-kin IPK IucA_IucC Kdo Kinase-like Kinase-PolyVal KIND Pan3_PK PI3_PI4_kinase PIP49_C PIP5K PK_Tyr_Ser-Thr Pkinase Pkinase_fungal Pox_ser-thr_kin RIO1 Seadorna_VP7 TCAD9 UL97 WaaY YrbL-PhoP_reg YukC
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|Seed source:||Pfam-B_1165 (release 4.1)|
|Number in seed:||31|
|Number in full:||6654|
|Average length of the domain:||197.20 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||25 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||49.66 %|
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