Group Transfer Reaction - Both ADP and 1,3 bisphosphoglycerate must bind to the active site

The terminal phosphate of ADP attacks the phosphate on the organic acid of glycerate. and a pair of electrons leaves the P-O bond and ends up on the "O" of the organic acid

The results of the previous steps are shown. The phosphate has moved to ATP and 3-phosphoglycerate is also left behind.

Anaerobic Glucose Metabolism

Glycerate Kinase Information

Enzyme Name

Glycerate Kinase

Reaction Catalyzed

Group Transfer from 1,3 bisphosphoglycerate to ADP to make ATP

Reaction Type

Group Transfer

Pathway Involvement

Glycolysis AND gluconeogenesis


ADP is a cosubstrate in glycolysis direction and ATP is a coproduct