IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: diphosphoinositol-pentakisphosphate kinase

Reaction: (1) ATP + 1D-myo-inositol 5-diphosphate 1,2,3,4,6-pentakisphosphate = ADP + 1D-myo-inositol 1,5-bis(diphosphate) 2,3,4,6-tetrakisphosphate
(2) ATP + 1D-myo-inositol hexakisphosphate = ADP + 1D-myo-inositol 1-diphosphate 2,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate

Other name(s): PP-IP5 kinase; diphosphoinositol pentakisphosphate kinase; ATP:5-diphospho-1D-myo-inositol-pentakisphosphate phosphotransferase; PP-InsP5 kinase; PPIP5K; PPIP5K1; PPIP5K2; VIP1; VIP2

Systematic name: ATP:1D-myo-inositol-5-diphosphate-pentakisphosphate phosphotransferase

Comments: This enzyme is activated by osmotic shock [4]. Ins(1,3,4,5,6)P5, 1D-myo-inositol diphosphate tetrakisphosphate and 1D-myo-inositol bisdiphosphate triphosphate are not substrates [4].

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1. Shears, S.B., Ali, N., Craxton, A. and Bembenek, M.E. Synthesis and metabolism of bis-diphosphoinositol tetrakisphosphate in vitro and in vivo. J. Biol. Chem. 270 (1995) 10489-10497. [PMID: 7737983]

2. Albert, C., Safrany, S.T., Bembenek, M.E., Reddy, K.M., Reddy, K.K., Falck, J.-R., Bröcker, M., Shears, S.B. and Mayr, G.W. Biological variability in the structures of diphosphoinositol polyphosphates in Dictyostelium discoideum and mammalian cells. Biochem. J. 327 (1997) 553-560. [PMID: 9359429]

3. Fridy, P.C., Otto, J.C., Dollins, D.E. and York, J.D. Cloning and characterization of two human VIP1-like inositol hexakisphosphate and diphosphoinositol pentakisphosphate kinases. J. Biol. Chem. 282 (2007) 30754-30762. [PMID: 17690096]

4. Choi, J.H., Williams, J., Cho, J., Falck, J.R. and Shears, S.B. Purification, sequencing, and molecular identification of a mammalian PP-InsP5 kinase that Is activated when cells are exposed to hyperosmotic stress. J. Biol. Chem. 282 (2007) 30763-30775. [PMID: 17702752]

5. Lin, H., Fridy, P.C., Ribeiro, A.A., Choi, J.H., Barma, D.K., Vogel, G., Falck, J.R., Shears, S.B., York, J.D. and Mayr, G.W. Structural analysis and detection of biological inositol pyrophosphates reveal that the family of VIP/diphosphoinositol pentakisphosphate kinases are 1/3-kinases. J. Biol. Chem. 284 (2009) 1863-1872. [PMID: 18981179]

6. Wang, H., Falck, J.R., Hall, T.M. and Shears, S.B. Structural basis for an inositol pyrophosphate kinase surmounting phosphate crowding. Nat. Chem. Biol. 8 (2012) 111-116. [PMID: 22119861]

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