IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ADP ribose phosphorylase

Reaction: ADP + D-ribose 5-phosphate = phosphate + ADP-D-ribose

Glossary: ADP-D-ribose = adenosine 5'-(5-deoxy-D-ribofuranos-5-yl diphosphate)

Other name(s): ; ribose-5-phosphate adenylyltransferase (ambiguous); adenosine diphosphoribose phosphorylase (ambiguous)

Systematic name: ADP:D-ribose-5-phosphate adenylyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the single-celled alga Euglena gracilis, catalyses an irreversible reaction in the direction of ADP formation. cf. EC, ADP-D-ribose pyrophosphorylase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9054-55-1


1. Evans, W.R. and San Pietro, A. Phosphorolysis of adenosine diphosphoribose. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 113 (1966) 236-244. [PMID: 4287446]

2. Stern, A.I. and Avron, M. An adenosine 5'-diphosphate ribose:orthophosphate adenylyltransferase from Euglena gracilis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 118 (1966) 577-591. [PMID: 5970863]

[EC created 1972, modified 2016]

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