IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: adenylate kinase

Reaction: ATP + AMP = 2 ADP

Other name(s): myokinase; 5'-AMP-kinase; adenylic kinase; adenylokinase

Systematic name: ATP:AMP phosphotransferase

Comments: Inorganic triphosphate can also act as donor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9013-02-9


1. Chiga, M. and Plaut, G.W.E. Nucleotide transphosphorylases from liver. I. Purification and properties of an adenosine triphosphate-adenosine monophosphate transphosphorylase from swine liver. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 3260-3265.

2. Saint Girons, I.S., Gilles, A.-M., Margarita, D., Michelson, S., Monnot, M., Fermandjian, S., Danchin, A. and Barzu, O. Structural and catalytic characteristics of Escherichia coli adenylate kinase. J. Biol. Chem. 262 (1987) 622-629. [PMID: 3027060]

3. Noda, L. Adenosine triphosphate-adenosine monophosphate transphosphorylase. III. Kinetic studies. J. Biol. Chem. 232 (1958) 237-250.

4. Noda, L. Nucleoside triphosphate-nucleoside monophosphokinases, in Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd edn., vol. 6, Academic Press, New York, 1962, pp.139-149.

5. Noda, L. and Kuby, S.A. Adenosine triphosphate-adenosine monophosphate transphosphorylase (myokinase). I. Isolation of the crystalline enzyme from rabbit skeletal muscle. J. Biol. Chem. 226 (1957) 541-549.

6. Noda, L. and Kuby, S.A. Adenosine triphosphate-adenosine monophosphate transphosphorylase (myokinase). II. Homogeneity measurements and physicochemical properties. J. Biol. Chem. 226 (1957) 551-558.

7. Oliver, I.T. and Peel, J.L. Myokinase activity in microorganisms. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 20 (1956) 390-392.

[EC created 1961]

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