IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (d)CMP kinase

Reaction: ATP + (d)CMP = ADP + (d)CDP

Glossary: CMP = cytidine monophosphate
dCMP = deoxycytidine monophosphate
CDP = cytidine diphosphate
dCDP = deoxycytidine diphosphate
UMP = uridine monophosphate
UDP = uridine diphosphate

Other name(s): prokaryotic cytidylate kinase; deoxycytidylate kinase; dCMP kinase; deoxycytidine monophosphokinase

Systematic name: ATP:(d)CMP phosphotransferase

Comments: The prokaryotic cytidine monophosphate kinase specifically phosphorylates CMP (or dCMP), using ATP as the preferred phosphoryl donor. Unlike EC, a eukaryotic enzyme that phosphorylates UMP and CMP with similar efficiency, the prokaryotic enzyme phosphorylates UMP with very low rates, and this function is catalysed in prokaryotes by EC, UMP kinase. The enzyme phosphorylates dCMP nearly as well as it does CMP [1].

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1. Bertrand, T., Briozzo, P., Assairi, L., Ofiteru, A., Bucurenci, N., Munier-Lehmann, H., Golinelli-Pimpaneau, B., Barzu, O. and Gilles, A.M. Sugar specificity of bacterial CMP kinases as revealed by crystal structures and mutagenesis of Escherichia coli enzyme. J. Mol. Biol. 315 (2002) 1099-1110. [PMID: 11827479]

2. Thum, C., Schneider, C.Z., Palma, M.S., Santos, D.S. and Basso, L.A. The Rv1712 Locus from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv codes for a functional CMP kinase that preferentially phosphorylates dCMP. J. Bacteriol. 191 (2009) 2884-2887. [PMID: 19181797]

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