External Ids for RBKS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ribokinase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RBKS Gene
Catalyzes the phosphorylation of ribose at O-5 in a reaction requiring ATP and magnesium. The resulting D-ribose-5-phosphate can then be used either for sythesis of nucleotides, histidine, and tryptophan, or as a component of the pentose phosphate pathway.