IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pyridoxal kinase

Reaction: ATP + pyridoxal = ADP + pyridoxal 5'-phosphate

Other name(s): pyridoxal kinase (phosphorylating); pyridoxal 5-phosphate-kinase; pyridoxal phosphokinase; pyridoxine kinase

Systematic name: ATP:pyridoxal 5'-phosphotransferase

Comments: Pyridoxine, pyridoxamine and various derivatives can also act as acceptors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-42-0


1. McCormick, D.B., Gregory, M.E. and Snell, E.E. Pyridoxal phosphokinases. I. Assay, distribution, purification, and properties. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 2076-2084.

2. Trufanov, A.F. and Krisanova, J.A. Biosynthesis of pyridoxal phosphate by liver sections of rat in vitro. Byull. Eksp. Biol. Med. 22 (1946) No. 6, 40-43

[EC created 1961]

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