Analysis of chiral inorganic [16O, 17O, 18O]thiophosphate and the stereochemistry of the 3-phosphoglycerate kinase reaction

J Biol Chem. 1980 Mar 10;255(5):1775-8.


The R- and S-enantiomers of inorganic [16O, 17O, 18O]-thiophosphate have been synthesized from the B and A isomers of [alpha-S; alph-18O; alpha beta-17O; beta-17O3]ADP. Each chiral thiophosphate was incorporated into isomer A of ATP beta S with distinct oxygen isotopic labelings, which were characterized by 31P NMR. The 3-phosphoglycerate kinase-catalyzed reaction was shown to proceed by inversion at phosphorus since all other steps in the reaction sequence between inorganic thiophosphate and ATP beta S were of known stereospecificity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Oxygen Isotopes
  • Phosphates*
  • Phosphoglycerate Kinase / metabolism*
  • Thionucleotides


  • Oxygen Isotopes
  • Phosphates
  • Thionucleotides
  • Phosphoglycerate Kinase