IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-ribose pyranase

Reaction: β-D-ribopyranose = β-D-ribofuranose

Other name(s): RbsD

Systematic name: D-ribopyranose furanomutase

Comments: The enzyme also catalyses the conversion between β-allopyranose and β-allofuranose.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number:


1. Kim, M.S., Shin, J., Lee, W., Lee, H.S. and Oh, B.H. Crystal structures of RbsD leading to the identification of cytoplasmic sugar-binding proteins with a novel folding architecture. J. Biol. Chem. 278 (2003) 28173-28180. [PMID: 12738765]

2. Ryu, K.S., Kim, C., Kim, I., Yoo, S., Choi, B.S. and Park, C. NMR application probes a novel and ubiquitous family of enzymes that alter monosaccharide configuration. J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 25544-25548. [PMID: 15060078]

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