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Accepted name: S-methyl-5-thioribose kinase
Reaction: ATP + S-methyl-5-thio-D-ribose = ADP + S-methyl-5-thio-α-D-ribose 1-phosphate
For diagram of the methionine-salvage pathway, click here
Other name(s): 5-methylthioribose kinase (phosphorylating); methylthioribose kinase; 5-methylthioribose kinase; ATP:S5-methyl-5-thio-D-ribose 1-phosphotransferase
Systematic name: ATP:S-methyl-5-thio-D-ribose 1-phosphotransferase
Comments: CTP also acts, but more slowly.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 68247-56-3
1.  Ferro, A.J., Barrett, A. and Shapiro, S.K. 5-Methylthioribose kinase. A new enzyme involved in the formation of methionine from 5-methylthioribose. J. Biol. Chem. 253 (1978) 6021–6025. [PMID: 210167]
2.  Guranowski, A. Plant 5-methylthioribose kinase. Plant Physiol. 71 (1983) 932–935. [PMID: 16662931]
[EC created 1980]

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