IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: deoxyribokinase

Reaction: ATP + 2-deoxy-D-ribose = ADP + 2-deoxy-D-ribose 5-phosphate

Other name(s): deoK (gene name)

Systematic name: ATP:2-deoxy-D-ribose 5-phosphotransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from bacteria, is much more active with 2-deoxy-D-ribose than with D-ribose. cf. EC, ribokinase.

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1. Domagk, G.F. and Horecker, B.L. Pentose fermentation by Lactobacillus plantarum. V. Fermentation of 2-deoxy-D-ribose. J. Biol. Chem 233 (1958) 283-286. [PMID: 13563487]

2. Ginsburg, A. A deoxyribokinase from Lactobacillus plantarum. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 481-487. [PMID: 13641245]

3. Hoffee, P.A. 2-deoxyribose gene-enzyme complex in Salmonella typhimurium. I. Isolation and enzymatic characterization of 2-deoxyribose-negative mutants. J. Bacteriol. 95 (1968) 449-457. [PMID: 4867740]

4. Tourneux, L., Bucurenci, N., Saveanu, C., Kaminski, P.A., Bouzon, M., Pistotnik, E., Namane, A., Marliere, P., Barzu, O., Li De La Sierra, I., Neuhard, J. and Gilles, A.M. Genetic and biochemical characterization of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi deoxyribokinase. J. Bacteriol. 182 (2000) 869-873. [PMID: 10648508]

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