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Basic Information

Enzyme Number

Official Name

adenine phosphoribosyltransferase

Name from literature

adenine phosphoribosyl transferase

Pathway from literature

AMP formation and subsequently the formation of ADP and ATP

Pathway from KEGG

Nucleotide Metabolism; Purine metabolism; map00230


Rat (10116)

Genome localization

19q12[292072 ],


5-Amino-4-imidazolecarboxamide can replace adenine.

Rate-limiting Description

"The reciprocal plots for 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate (PRPP) of liver and hepatoma enzymes gave apparent KmS of 2 microM for adenine phosphoribosyltransferase and 4 microM for HGPRT, showing two orders of magnitude higher affinities for PRPP than that of the rate-limiting enzyme of de novo purine synthesis, amidophosphoribosyltransferase (EC (Km = 400 to 900 microM)." (6327016)

Gene ontology

Gene ontology

GO:0006166 (P) purine ribonucleoside salvage [P36972 ];
GO:0003999 (F) adenine phosphoribosyltransferase activity [P36972 ];
GO:0006168 (P) adenine salvage [P36972 ];
GO:0005737 (C) cytoplasm [P36972 ];

Subcellular localization


cytoplasm [P36972 ];




Entrez Gene


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