5-Methylthioribose kinase activity in plants

Mosbah M Kushad, Daryl G. Richardson, Adolph J. Ferro

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Abstract

The presence of a previously unidentified plant enzyme, 5-methylthioribose kinase, has been demonstrated to exist in cell-free extracts from several fruit tissues. The enzyme catalyzes the ATP-dependent phosphorylation of 5-methylthioribose to 5-methylthioribose-1-phosphate. Enzyme activity has been found in avocado, pear, apple, strawberry and tomato tissues. The significance of the presence of this enzyme in relation to ethylene biosynthesis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume108
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 1982

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Enzymes
Tissue
Phosphorylation
Biosynthesis
Enzyme activity
Persea
Fruits
Pyrus
Fragaria
Malus
Lycopersicon esculentum
Adenosine Triphosphate
Cell Extracts
Fruit
5-methylthioribose kinase
5'-methylthioribose 1-phosphate
5-methylthioribose
ethylene

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  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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5-Methylthioribose kinase activity in plants. / Kushad, Mosbah M; Richardson, Daryl G.; Ferro, Adolph J.

In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 108, No. 1, 16.09.1982, p. 167-173.

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Kushad, Mosbah M ; Richardson, Daryl G. ; Ferro, Adolph J. / 5-Methylthioribose kinase activity in plants. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 1982 ; Vol. 108, No. 1. pp. 167-173.
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