External Ids for RBKS Gene
This gene encodes a member of the carbohydrate kinase PfkB family. The encoded protein phosphorylates ribose to form ribose-5-phosphate in the presence of ATP and magnesium as a first step in ribose metabolism. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2013]
GeneCards Summary for RBKS Gene
RBKS (Ribokinase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Pentose phosphate pathway (KEGG). GO annotations related to this gene include ribokinase activity.