IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: triphosphoribosyl-dephospho-CoA synthase

Reaction: ATP + 3'-dephospho-CoA = 2'-(5-triphospho-α-D-ribosyl)-3'-dephospho-CoA + adenine

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Other name(s): 2'-(5''-triphosphoribosyl)-3-dephospho-CoA synthase; ATP:dephospho-CoA 5-triphosphoribosyl transferase; CitG; ATP:dephospho-CoA 5'-triphosphoribosyl transferase; MdcB; ATP:3-dephospho-CoA 5''-triphosphoribosyltransferase; MadG

Systematic name: ATP:3'-dephospho-CoA 5-triphosphoribosyltransferase

Comments: ATP cannot be replaced by GTP, CTP, UTP, ADP or AMP. The reaction involves the formation of a new α (1''→2') glycosidic bond between the two ribosyl moieties, with concomitant displacement of the adenine moiety of ATP [1,4]. The 2'-(5-triphosphoribosyl)-3'-dephospho-CoA produced can be transferred by EC, citrate lyase holo-[acyl-carrier protein] synthase, to the apo-acyl-carrier protein subunit (γ-subunit) of EC, citrate (pro-3S) lyase, thus converting it from an apo-enzyme into a holo-enzyme [1,3]. Alternatively, it can be transferred to the apo-ACP subunit of malonate decarboxylase by the action of EC, malonate decarboxylase holo-[acyl-carrier protein] synthase [4].

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 313345-38-9


1. Schneider, K., Dimroth, P. and Bott, M. Biosynthesis of the prosthetic group of citrate lyase. Biochemistry 39 (2000) 9438-9450. [PMID: 10924139]

2. Schneider, K., Dimroth, P. and Bott, M. Identification of triphosphoribosyl-dephospho-CoA as precursor of the citrate lyase prosthetic group. FEBS Lett. 483 (2000) 165-168. [PMID: 11042274]

3. Schneider, K., Kästner, C.N., Meyer, M., Wessel, M., Dimroth, P. and Bott, M. Identification of a gene cluster in Klebsiella pneumoniae which includes citX, a gene required for biosynthesis of the citrate lyase prosthetic group. J. Bacteriol. 184 (2002) 2439-2446. [PMID: 11948157]

4. Hoenke, S., Wild, M.R. and Dimroth, P. Biosynthesis of triphosphoribosyl-dephospho-coenzyme A, the precursor of the prosthetic group of malonate decarboxylase. Biochemistry 39 (2000) 13223-13232. [PMID: 11052675]

[EC created 2002 as EC, modified 2008, transferred 2013 to EC]

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