IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: adenosine kinase

Reaction: ATP + adenosine = ADP + AMP

Other name(s): adenosine kinase (phosphorylating)

Systematic name: ATP:adenosine 5'-phosphotransferase

Comments: 2-Aminoadenosine can also act as acceptor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-72-9


1. Lindberg, B., Klenow, H. and Hansen, K. Some properties of partially purified mammalian adenosine kinase. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 350-356. [PMID: 4290214]

2. Caputto, R. The enzymatic synthesis of adenylic acid; adenosinekinase. J. Biol. Chem. 189 (1951) 801-814.

3. Kornberg, A. and Pricer, W.E. Enzymatic phosphorylation of adenosine and 2,6-diaminopurine riboside. J. Biol. Chem. 193 (1951) 481-495.

[EC created 1961]

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