IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phosphoribokinase

Reaction: ATP + D-ribose 5-phosphate = ADP + α-D-ribose 1,5-bisphosphate

Other name(s): phosphoribokinase (phosphorylating)

Systematic name: ATP:D-ribose-5-phosphate 1-phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9030-59-5


1. Krebs, E.G. Phosphorylase b kinase from rabbit muscle. Methods Enzymol. 8 (1966) 543-546.

2. Scarano, E. Quoted by H.M. Kalckar The role of phosphoglycosyl compounds in the biosynthesis of nucleosides and nucleotides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 12 (1953) 250-264.

[EC created 1961]

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