This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring phosphorus-containing groups (phosphotransferases) with a phosphate group as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATP:UMP phosphotransferase. Other names in common use include uridylate kinase, UMPK, uridine monophosphate kinase, PyrH, UMP-kinase, and SmbA. This enzyme participates in pyrimidine metabolism.
As of March 2010, 19 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, and are deposited in the PDB. All have a 3-layer (aba) sandwich) architecture (CATH code 3.40.1160.10). These include accession codes , , , and .
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