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Accepted name: ribulokinase
Reaction: ATP + L(or D)-ribulose = ADP + L(or D)-ribulose 5-phosphate
Other name(s): ribulokinase (phosphorylating); L-ribulokinase
Systematic name: ATP:L(or D)-ribulose 5-phosphotransferase
Comments: Ribitol and L-arabinitol can also act as acceptors.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9030-57-3
1.  Burma, D.P. and Horecker, B.L. Pentose fermentation by Lactobacillus plantarum. III. Ribulokinase. J. Biol. Chem. 231 (1958) 1039–1051. [PMID: 13539035]
2.  Lee, N. and Bendet, I. Crystalline L-ribulokinase from Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 2043–2050. [PMID: 5336963]
3.  Simpson, F.J., Wolin, M.J. and Wood, W.A. Degradation of L-arabinose by Aerobacter aerogenes. I. A pathway involving phosphorylated intermediates. J. Biol. Chem. 230 (1958) 457–472. [PMID: 13502414]
[EC created 1961]

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