IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase

Reaction: D-fructose 6-phosphate + phosphate = acetyl phosphate + D-erythrose 4-phosphate + H2O

Other name(s): D-fructose-6-phosphate D-erythrose-4-phosphate-lyase (phosphate-acetylating)

Systematic name: D-fructose-6-phosphate D-erythrose-4-phosphate-lyase (adding phosphate; acetyl-phosphate-forming)

Comments: Also acts on D-xylulose 5-phosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37290-57-6


1. Schramm, M., Klybas, V. and Racker, E. Phospholytic cleavage of fructose-6-phosphate by fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase from Acetobacter xylinum. J. Biol. Chem. 233 (1958) 1283-1288.

[EC created 1972]

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