Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Reaction:

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EC Number:,

Enzymes and Genes:
thymidine kinaseInferred from experiment: tdk

In Pathway: salvage pathways of pyrimidine deoxyribonucleotides

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

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Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name for thymidine kinase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms for thymidine kinase (phosphorylating), 2'-deoxythymidine kinase, deoxythymidine kinase (phosphorylating)

Enzyme Commission Primary Name for deoxynucleoside kinase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms for multispecific deoxynucleoside kinase, ms-dNK, multisubstrate deoxyribonucleoside kinase, multifunctional deoxynucleoside kinase, D. melanogaster deoxynucleoside kinase, Dm-dNK

This reaction is part of the pyrimidine salvage pathway.

Enzyme Commission Summary for
Deoxyuridine can also act as acceptor, and dGTP can act as a donor. The deoxypyrimidine kinase complex induced by Herpes simplex virus catalyses this reaction as well as those of EC (AMPthymidine kinase), EC (ADPthymidine kinase) and EC (dTMP-kinase).

Enzyme Commission Summary for
The enzyme from embryonic cells of Drosophila melanogaster differs from other deoxynucleoside kinases (EC and EC in its broad specificity for all four common deoxynucleosides.

Citations: [Falke82 , Kizer74, Okazaki64, MunchPetersen00, MunchPetersen98]

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Gene-Reaction Schematic

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Falke82: Falke D, Labenz J, Brauer D, Muller WE (1982). "Adenosine diphosphate: thymidine 5'-phosphotransferase, a new enzyme activity, associated with the Herpes simplex virus-induced deoxypyrimidine kinase." Biochim Biophys Acta 708(1);99-103. PMID: 6293576

Kizer74: Kizer DE, Holman L (1974). "Purification and properties of thymidine kinase from regenerating rat liver." Biochim Biophys Acta 350(1);193-200. PMID: 4407348

MunchPetersen00: Munch-Petersen B, Knecht W, Lenz C, Sondergaard L, Piskur J (2000). "Functional expression of a multisubstrate deoxyribonucleoside kinase from Drosophila melanogaster and its C-terminal deletion mutants." J Biol Chem 275(9);6673-9. PMID: 10692477

MunchPetersen98: Munch-Petersen B, Piskur J, Sondergaard L (1998). "Four deoxynucleoside kinase activities from Drosophila melanogaster are contained within a single monomeric enzyme, a new multifunctional deoxynucleoside kinase." J Biol Chem 273(7);3926-31. PMID: 9461577

Okazaki64: Okazaki R, Kornberg A (1964). "Deoxythymidine Kinase of Escherichia coli I. Purification and some properties of the enzyme." J Biol Chem 1964;239(1):269-274. PMID: 14114853

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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