IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-amino-4-hydroxy-6-hydroxymethyldihydropteridine diphosphokinase

Reaction: ATP + 2-amino-4-hydroxy-6-hydroxymethyl-7,8-dihydropteridine = AMP + (2-amino-4-hydroxy-7,8-dihydropteridin-6-yl)methyl diphosphate

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Other name(s): 2-amino-4-hydroxy-6-hydroxymethyldihydropteridine pyrophosphokinase; H2-pteridine-CH2OH pyrophosphokinase; 7,8-dihydroxymethylpterin-pyrophosphokinase; HPPK; 7,8-dihydro-6-hydroxymethylpterin pyrophosphokinase; hydroxymethyldihydropteridine pyrophosphokinase

Systematic name: ATP:2-amino-4-hydroxy-6-hydroxymethyl-7,8-dihydropteridine 6'-diphosphotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37278-23-2


1. Richey, D.P. and Brown, G.M. The biosynthesis of folic acid. IX. Purification and properties of the enzymes required for the formation of dihydropteroic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 1582-1592. [PMID: 4304228]

2. Richey, D.P. and Brown, G.M. Hydroxymethyldihydropteridine pyrophosphokinase and dihydropteroate synthetase from Escherichia coli. Methods Enzymol. 18B (1971) 765-771.

3. Shiota, T., Baugh, C.M., Jackson, R. and Dillard, R. The enzymatic synthesis of hydroxymethyldihydropteridine pyrophosphate and dihydrofolate. Biochemistry 8 (1969) 5022-5028. [PMID: 4312465]

[EC created 1972]

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