IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ribokinase

Reaction: ATP + D-ribose = ADP + D-ribose 5-phosphate

Other name(s): deoxyribokinase; ribokinase (phosphorylating); D-ribokinase

Systematic name: ATP:D-ribose 5-phosphotransferase

Comments: 2-Deoxy-D-ribose can also act as acceptor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-84-0


1. Agranoff, B.W. and Brady, R.O. Purification and properties of calf liver ribokinase. J. Biol. Chem. 219 (1956) 221-229.

2. Ginsburg, A. A deoxyribokinase from Lactobacillus plantarum. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 481-487.

[EC created 1961]

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