thymidine or deoxyuridine + orthophosphate <=> thymine or uracil + 2-deoxy-D-ribose 1-phosphate [TYMP]

Stable Identifier
R-HSA-112265
Type
Reaction [transition]
Species
Homo sapiens
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Cytosolic thymidine phosphorylase (TYMP) catalyzes the reversible reactions of thymidine or deoxyuridine with orthophosphate to form thymine or uracil and 2-deoxy-D-ribose 1-phosphate. The active form of the enzyme is a homodimer (Desgranges et al. 1981; Norman et al. 2004; Usuki et al. 1992).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
7284378 Catabolism of thymidine in human blood platelets: purification and properties of thymidine phosphorylase

Desgranges, C, Razaka, G, Rabaud, M, Bricaud, H

Biochim Biophys Acta 1981
1590793 Platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor has thymidine phosphorylase activity.

Usuki, K, Saras, J, Waltenberger, J, Miyazono, K, Pierce, G, Thomason, A, Heldin, CH

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 1992
14725767 Crystal structure of human thymidine phosphorylase in complex with a small molecule inhibitor

Norman, RA, Barry, ST, Bate, M, Breed, J, Colls, JG, Ernill, RJ, Luke, RW, Minshull, CA, McAlister, MS, McCall, EJ, McMiken, HH, Paterson, DS, Timms, D, Tucker, JA, Pauptit, RA

Structure 2004
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Catalyst Activity
Title
transferase activity, transferring pentosyl groups of TYMP dimer [cytosol]
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