IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: selenide, water dikinase

Reaction: ATP + selenide + H2O = AMP + selenophosphate + phosphate

Other name(s): selenophosphate synthase

Systematic name: ATP:selenide, water phosphotransferase

Comments: Mg2+-dependent enzyme identified in Escherichia coli

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 151125-25-6


1. Veres, Z., Tsai, L., Scholz, T.D., Politino, M., Balaban, R.S., Stadtman, T.C. Synthesis of 5-methylaminomethyl-2-selenouridine in tRNAs: 31P NMR studies show the labile selenium donor synthesised by the selD gene product contains selenium bonded to phosphorus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 89 (1992) 2975-2979. [PMID: 1557403]

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