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|Reactions Classified By Substrate → Small-Molecule Reactions|
EC Number: 188.8.131.52
In Pathway: pentose phosphate pathway (non-oxidative branch)
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
Mass balance status: Balanced.
Enzyme Commission Primary Name: transketolase
Enzyme Commission Synonyms: glycolaldehydetransferase
This reaction is involved in the pentose phosphate pathway.
Enzyme Commission Summary:
A thiamine-diphosphate protein. Wide specificity for both reactants, e.g. converts hydroxypyruvate and R-CHO into CO2 and R-CHOH-CO-CH2OH. Transketolase from Alkaligenes faecalis shows high activity with D-erythrose as acceptor.
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