pantothenate kinase

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A set of regulatory enzymes (PANK1–4) in CoA biosynthesis that catalyses the phosphorylation of pantothenate (vitamin B5). Mutation in the PANK2 gene causes pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (Hallervorden–Spatz disease: see infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy).

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