IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: xylulokinase

Reaction: ATP + D-xylulose = ADP + D-xylulose 5-phosphate

Other name(s): xylulokinase (phosphorylating); D-xylulokinase

Systematic name: ATP:D-xylulose 5-phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9030-58-4


1. Hickman, J. and Ashwell, G. Purification and properties of D-xylulokinase in liver. J. Biol. Chem. 232 (1958) 737-748.

2. Simpson, F.J. D-Xylulokinase.Methods Enzymol. 9 (1966) 454-458.

3. Slein, M.W. Xylose isomerase from Pasteurella pestis, strain A-1122. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 77 (1955) 1663-1667.

4. Stumpf, P.K. and Horecker, B.L. The rôle of xylulose 5-phosphate in xylose metabolism of Lactobacillus pentosus. J. Biol. Chem. 218 (1956) 753-768.

[EC created 1961]

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