Aliases for XYLB Gene
External Ids for XYLB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for XYLB Gene
The protein encoded by this gene shares 22% sequence identity with Hemophilus influenzae xylulokinase, and even higher identity to other gene products in C.elegans (45%) and yeast (31-35%), which are thought to belong to a family of enzymes that include fucokinase, gluconokinase, glycerokinase and xylulokinase. These proteins play important roles in energy metabolism. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for XYLB Gene
XYLB (Xylulokinase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with XYLB include Pentosuria and Galactosemia I. Among its related pathways are Glycosaminoglycan metabolism and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include phosphotransferase activity, alcohol group as acceptor and xylulokinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GK.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for XYLB Gene
Phosphorylates D-xylulose to produce D-xylulose 5-phosphate, a molecule that may play an important role in the regulation of glucose metabolism and lipogenesis.