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Systematic name YGR194C
Gene name XKS1
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr VII:887875..886073
Primary SGDID S000003426

Description of YGR194C: Xylulokinase, converts D-xylulose and ATP to xylulose 5-phosphate and ADP; rate limiting step in fermentation of xylulose; required for xylose fermentation by recombinant S. cerevisiae strains[1][2][3]


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  1. Jin YS, et al. (2003) Optimal growth and ethanol production from xylose by recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae require moderate D-xylulokinase activity. Appl Environ Microbiol 69(1):495-503 SGD PMID 12514033
  2. Richard P, et al. (2000) The role of xylulokinase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae xylulose catabolism. FEMS Microbiol Lett 190(1):39-43 SGD PMID 10981687
  3. Rodriguez-Pena JM, et al. (1998) The YGR194c (XKS1) gene encodes the xylulokinase from the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Microbiol Lett 162(1):155-60 SGD PMID 9595677

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