IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ribose isomerase

Reaction: D-ribose = D-ribulose

Other name(s): D-ribose isomerase; D-ribose ketol-isomerase

Systematic name: D-ribose aldose-ketose-isomerase

Comments: Also acts on L-lyxose and L-rhamnose.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 57534-76-6


1. Izumori, K., Rees, A.W. and Elbein, A.D. Purification, crystallization, and properties of D-ribose isomerase from Mycobacterium smegmatis. J. Biol. Chem. 250 (1975) 8085-8087. [PMID: 240851]

[EC created 1978]

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