IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phosphopentomutase

Reaction: α-D-ribose 1-phosphate = D-ribose 5-phosphate

Other name(s): phosphodeoxyribomutase; deoxyribose phosphomutase; deoxyribomutase; phosphoribomutase; α-D-glucose-1,6-bisphosphate:deoxy-D-ribose-1-phosphate phosphotransferase; D-ribose 1,5-phosphomutase

Systematic name: α-D-ribose 1,5-phosphomutase

Comments: Also converts 2-deoxy-α-D-ribose 1-phosphate into 2-deoxy-D-ribose 5-phosphate. α-D-Ribose 1,5-bisphosphate, 2-deoxy-α-D-ribose 1,5-bisphosphate, or α-D-glucose 1,6-bisphosphate can act as cofactor. Formerly EC

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-77-1


1. Hammen-Jepersen, K. and Munch-Petersen, A. Phosphodeoxyribomutase from Escherichia coli. Purification and some properties. Eur. J. Biochem. 17 (1970) 397-407. [PMID: 4992818]

2. Kammen, H.O. and Koo, R. Phosphopentomutases. I. Identification of two activities in rabbit tissues. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 4888-4893. [PMID: 5824563]

3. Ray, W.J., Jr. and Peck, E.J., Jr. Phosphomutases, in Boyer, P.D. (Ed.), The Enzymes, 3rd edn., vol. 6, Academic Press, New York , 1972, pp. 407-477.

[EC created 1972 as EC, transferred 1984 to EC]

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