IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ribulokinase

Reaction: ATP + L(or D)-ribulose = ADP + L(or D)-ribulose 5-phosphate

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): ribulokinase (phosphorylating); L-ribulokinase

Systematic name: ATP:L(or D)-ribulose 5-phosphotransferase

Comments: Ribitol and L-arabinitol can also act as acceptors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9030-57-3


1. Burma, D.P. and Horecker, B.L. Pentose fermentation by Lactobacillus plantarum. III. Ribulokinase. J. Biol. Chem. 231 (1958) 1039-1051.

2. Lee, N. and Bendet, I. Crystalline L-ribulokinase from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 2043-2050. [PMID: 5336963]

3. Simpson, F.J., Wolin, M.J. and Wood, W.A. Degradation of L-arabinose by Aerobacter aerogenes. I. A pathway involving phosphorylated intermediates. J. Biol. Chem. 230 (1958) 457-472.

[EC created 1961]

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