IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: nucleoside phosphotransferase

Reaction: a nucleotide + a 2'-deoxyribonucleoside = a nucleoside + a 2'-deoxyribonucleoside 5'-phosphate

Other name(s): nonspecific nucleoside phosphotransferase; nucleotide:3'-deoxynucleoside 5'-phosphotransferase

Systematic name: nucleotide:nucleoside 5'-phosphotransferase

Comments: Phenyl phosphate and nucleoside 3'-phosphates can act as donors, although not so well as nucleoside 5'-phosphates. Nucleosides as well as 2'-deoxyribonucleosides can act as acceptors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9055-37-2


1. Brunngraber, E.F. and Chargaff, E. Purification and properties of a nucleoside phosphotransferase from carrot. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 4834-4840. [PMID: 6061424]

2. Prasher, D.C., Carr, M.C., Ives, D.H., Tsai, T.-C. and Frey, P.A. Nucleoside phosphotransferase from barley. Characterization and evidence for ping pong kinetics involving phosphoryl enzyme. J. Biol. Chem. 257 (1982) 4931-4939. [PMID: 6279651]

[EC created 1972]

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