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TKT Catalyzes the transfer of a two-carbon ketol group from a ketose donor to an aldose acceptor, via a covalent intermediate with the cofactor thiamine pyrophosphate. Homodimer. Belongs to the transketolase family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Carbohydrate Metabolism - pentose phosphate pathway; EC; Transferase
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 3p21.1
Cellular Component: cytosol; nuclear body; nuclear speck; nucleoplasm; peroxisome; vesicle
Molecular Function: cofactor binding; protein binding; protein homodimerization activity; transketolase activity
Biological Process: glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate biosynthetic process; pentose-phosphate shunt; xylulose biosynthetic process
Disease: Short Stature, Developmental Delay, And Congenital Heart Defects
Reference #:  P29401 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: FLJ34765; TK; TKT; TKT1; Transketolase
Gene Symbols: TKT
Molecular weight: 67,878 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 7.58  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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