Reaction: ATP + S-methyl-5-thio-D-ribose = ADP + S-methyl-5-thio-α-D-ribose 1-phosphate
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Other name(s): 5-methylthioribose kinase (phosphorylating); methylthioribose kinase; 5-methylthioribose kinase; ATP:S5-methyl-5-thio-D-ribose 1-phosphotransferase
Systematic name: ATP:S-methyl-5-thio-D-ribose 1-phosphotransferase
Comments: CTP also acts, but more slowly.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 68247-56-3
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