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Information on EC 2.2.1.1 - transketolase

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     2 Transferases
         2.2 Transferring aldehyde or ketonic groups
             2.2.1 Transketolases and transaldolases
                2.2.1.1 transketolase
IUBMB Comments
A thiamine-diphosphate protein. Wide specificity for both reactants, e.g. converts hydroxypyruvate and R-CHO into CO2 and R-CHOH-CO-CH2OH. The enzyme from the bacterium Alcaligenes faecalis shows high activity with D-erythrose 4-phosphate as acceptor.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
glycolaldehydetransferase, TKA, TKL1, Tkl2, TKT, TktA, TktB, TKTc, TKTL-1, TKTL1, more
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LITERATURE
sedoheptulose 7-phosphate + D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate = D-ribose 5-phosphate + D-xylulose 5-phosphate
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