ATP + (R)-mevalonate = ADP + (R)-3-phosphomevalonate
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Mevalonate 3-kinase and mevalonate-3-phosphate-5-kinase (EC 126.96.36.199) act sequentially in an alternate mevalonate pathway in the archaeon Thermoplasma acidophilum. Mevalonate 3-kinase is different from mevalonate kinase, EC 188.8.131.52, which transfers phosphate to position 5 of (R)-mevalonate and is part of the classical mevalonate pathway in eukaryotes and archaea.
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