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RBKS  -  ribokinase

Homo sapiens

Synonyms: DKFZp686G13268, RBSK, Ribokinase
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Associations of RBKS with chemical compounds

  • Ribose was shown to be accumulated by a carrier mediated process in L. mexicana promastigotes and ribokinase activity was also measured in these cells [4].


  1. Cloning of human adenosine kinase cDNA: sequence similarity to microbial ribokinases and fructokinases. Spychala, J., Datta, N.S., Takabayashi, K., Datta, M., Fox, I.H., Gribbin, T., Mitchell, B.S. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1996) [Pubmed]
  2. Crystal structures of Toxoplasma gondii adenosine kinase reveal a novel catalytic mechanism and prodrug binding. Schumacher, M.A., Scott, D.M., Mathews, I.I., Ealick, S.E., Roos, D.S., Ullman, B., Brennan, R.G. J. Mol. Biol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  3. Identification and characterization of a unique adenosine kinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Long, M.C., Escuyer, V., Parker, W.B. J. Bacteriol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  4. Pentose phosphate metabolism in Leishmania mexicana. Maugeri, D.A., Cazzulo, J.J., Burchmore, R.J., Barrett, M.P., Ogbunude, P.O. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  5. Structural basis for the ADP-specificity of a novel glucokinase from a hyperthermophilic archaeon. Ito, S., Fushinobu, S., Yoshioka, I., Koga, S., Matsuzawa, H., Wakagi, T. Structure (Camb.) (2001) [Pubmed]
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