IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pantothenate kinase

Reaction: ATP + (R)-pantothenate = ADP + (R)-4'-phosphopantothenate

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): pantothenate kinase (phosphorylating); pantothenic acid kinase; ATP:pantothenate 4'-phosphotransferase; D-pantothenate kinase

Systematic name: ATP:(R)-pantothenate 4'-phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-48-6


1. Abiko, Y., Ashida, S.-I. and Shimizu, M. Purification and properties of D-pantothenate kinase from rat liver. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 268 (1972) 364-372. [PMID: 4337331]

2. Brown, G.M. The metabolism of pantothenic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 370-378.

3. Pierpoint, W.S., Hughes, D.E., Baddiley, J. and Mathias, A.P. The phosphorylation of pantothenic acid by Lactobacillus arabinosus 17-5. Biochem. J. 61 (1955) 368-374.

[EC created 1961]

Return to EC 2.7.1 home page
Return to EC 2.7 home page
Return to EC 2 home page
Return to Enzymes home page
Return to IUBMB Biochemical Nomenclature home page