IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: erythritol kinase (D-erythritol 4-phosphate-forming)

Reaction: ATP + erythritol = ADP + D-erythritol 4-phosphate

Other name(s): erythritol kinase (phosphorylating) (ambiguous)

Systematic name: ATP:erythritol 4-phosphotransferase

Comments: The enzyme has been characterized from the bacterium Propionibacterium acidipropionici (previously known as Propionibacterium pentosaceum). cf. EC, erythritol kinase (L-erythritol 4-phosphate-forming).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9030-64-2


1. Shetter, J.K. Formation of D-erythritol 4-phosphate by Propionibacterium pentosaceum. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 78 (1956) 3722-3723.

2. Holten, D. and Fromm, H.J. Purification and properties of erythritol kinase from Propionibacterium pentosaceum. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 2581-2584. [PMID: 13908588]

[EC created 1961, modified 2016]

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