IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: carbamate kinase

Reaction: ATP + NH3 + CO2 = ADP + carbamoyl phosphate

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Other names: CKase ; carbamoyl phosphokinase; carbamyl phosphokinase

Systematic name: ATP:carbamate phosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-69-1


1. Bishop, S.H. and Grisolia, S. Crystalline carbamate kinase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 118 (1966) 211-215. [PMID: 4959296]

2. Davis, R.H. Carbamyl phosphate synthesis in Neurospora crassa. I. Preliminary characterization of arginine-specific carbamyl phosphokinase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 107 (1965) 44-53. [PMID: 5857367]

3. Glasziou, K.T. The metabolism of arginine in Serratia marcescens. II. Carbamyladenosine diphosphate phosphoferase. Aust. J. Biol. Sci. 9. (1956) 253-262.

4. Jones, M.E., Spector, L. and Lipmann, F. Carbamyl phosphate, the carbamyl donor in enzymatic citrulline synthesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 77 (1955) 819-820.

5. Srivenugopal, K.S. and Adiga, P.R. Enzymic conversion of agmatine to putrescine in Lathyrus sativus seedlings. Purification and properties of a multifunctional enzyme (putrescine synthase). J. Biol. Chem. 256 (1981) 9532-9541. [PMID: 6895223]

[EC created 1961]

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