IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: AMP-polyphosphate phosphotransferase

Reaction: ADP + (phosphate)n = AMP + (phosphate)n+1

Other name(s): PA3455 (locus name); PPK2D; PAP

Systematic name: ADP:polyphosphate phosphotransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacteria Acinetobacter johnsonii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, transfers a phosphate group from polyphosphates to nucleotide monophosphates. The highest activity is achieved with AMP, but the enzyme can also phosphorylate GMP, dAMP, dGMP, IMP, and XMP. The reverse reactions were not detected.

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1. Bonting, C.F., Kortstee, G.J. and Zehnder, A.J. Properties of polyphosphate: AMP phosphotransferase of Acinetobacter strain 210A. J. Bacteriol. 173 (1991) 6484-6488. [PMID: 1655714]

2. Shiba, T., Itoh, H., Kameda, A., Kobayashi, K., Kawazoe, Y. and Noguchi, T. Polyphosphate:AMP phosphotransferase as a polyphosphate-dependent nucleoside monophosphate kinase in Acinetobacter johnsonii 210A. J. Bacteriol. 187 (2005) 1859-1865. [PMID: 15716459]

3. Nocek, B., Kochinyan, S., Proudfoot, M., Brown, G., Evdokimova, E., Osipiuk, J., Edwards, A.M., Savchenko, A., Joachimiak, A. and Yakunin, A.F. Polyphosphate-dependent synthesis of ATP and ADP by the family-2 polyphosphate kinases in bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105 (2008) 17730-17735. [PMID: 19001261]

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