IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: amidophosphoribosyltransferase

Reaction: 5-phospho-β-D-ribosylamine + diphosphate + L-glutamate = L-glutamine + 5-phospho-α-D-ribose 1-diphosphate + H2O

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Other name(s): phosphoribosyldiphosphate 5-amidotransferase; glutamine phosphoribosyldiphosphate amidotransferase; α-5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate amidotransferase; 5′-phosphoribosylpyrophosphate amidotransferase; 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate amidotransferase; 5-phosphororibosyl-1-pyrophosphate amidotransferase; glutamine 5-phosphoribosylpyrophosphate amidotransferase; glutamine ribosylpyrophosphate 5-phosphate amidotransferase; phosphoribose pyrophosphate amidotransferase; phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate amidotransferase; phosphoribosylpyrophosphate glutamyl amidotransferase; 5-phosphoribosylamine:diphosphate phospho-α-D-ribosyltransferase (glutamate-amidating)

Systematic name: 5-phospho-β-D-ribosylamine:diphosphate phospho-α-D-ribosyltransferase (glutamate-amidating)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9031-82-7


1. Caskey, C.T., Ashton, D.M. and Wyngaarden, J.B. The enzymology of feedback inhibition of glutamine phosphoribosylpyrophosphate amidotransferase by purine ribonucleotides. J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 2570-2579.

2. Hartman, S.C. and Buchanan, J.M. Biosynthesis of the purines. XXI. 5-Phosphoribosylpyrophosphate amidotransferase. J. Biol. Chem. 233 (1958) 451-455.

[EC created 1961]

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