acetate kinase

ac·e·tate ki·nase

[EC 2.7.2.1]
a phosphotransferase forming acetyl phosphate and ADP from ATP and acetate. An important enzyme in the formation of "high-energy" phosphate in certain microorganisms.
Synonym(s): acetokinase

acetate kinase

an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from adenosine triphosphate to acetate. Also called acetokinase.
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Methods--We performed scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to determine structural and quantitative differences in biofilm produced by ackA (encoding acetate kinase), pta (encoding phosphotransacetylase), ackArcsB (encoding acetate kinase and regulator of capsule synthesis B), ackA-ompR (encoding acetate kinase and outer membrane porin regulator) and ackA-dcuR (encoding acetate kinase and regulator of (C4)-dicarboxylic acid megabolism) mutants, in comparison with their isogenic parent strain.
Mutants relating to pyruvate catabolism were in acetate kinase (Ack) and phosphotransacetylase (Pta) which are part of acetate metabolism.