IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 2.7.4.1

Accepted name: polyphosphate kinase

Reaction: ATP + (phosphate)n = ADP + (phosphate)n+1

Other names: polyphosphoric acid kinase

Systematic name: ATP:polyphosphate phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-44-2

References:

1. Hoffmann-Ostenhof, O., Kenedy, J., Keck, K., Gabriel, O. and Schönfellinger, H.W. En neues Phosphat-übertragendes Ferment aus Hefe. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 14 (1954) 285 only.

2. Kornberg, A., Kornberg, S.R. and Simms, E.S. Metaphosphate synthesis by an enzyme from Escherichia coli. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 20 (1956) 215-227.

3. Muhammed, A. Studies on biosynthesis of polymetaphosphate by an enzyme from Corynebacterium xerosis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 54 (1961) 121-132.

[EC 2.7.4.1 created 1961]


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