IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-glycero-α-D-manno-heptose-7-phosphate kinase

Reaction: D-glycero-α-D-manno-heptose 7-phosphate + ATP = D-glycero-α-D-manno-heptose 1,7-bisphosphate + ADP

Other name(s): D-α-D-heptose-7-phosphate kinase; hdda (gene name); gmhB (gene name)

Systematic name: ATP:D-glycero-α-D-manno-heptose 7-phosphate 1-phosphotransferase

Comments: The enzyme is involved in biosynthesis of GDP-D-glycero-α-D-manno-heptose, which is required for assembly of S-layer glycoprotein in Gram-positive bacteria. The enzyme is specific for the α-anomer.

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1. Kneidinger, B., Graninger, M., Puchberger, M., Kosma, P. and Messner, P. Biosynthesis of nucleotide-activated D-glycero-D-manno-heptose. J. Biol. Chem. 276 (2001) 20935-20944. [PMID: 11279237]

2. Valvano, M.A., Messner, P. and Kosma, P. Novel pathways for biosynthesis of nucleotide-activated glycero-manno-heptose precursors of bacterial glycoproteins and cell surface polysaccharides. Microbiology 148 (2002) 1979-1989. [PMID: 12101286]

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