Considering the Metabolic Pathway: http://www.genome.jp/kegg-bin/show_module?M00166
Consider the reaction R01523(the very first reaction). How is it possible to know that the compound C00199(D-Ribulose 5-phosphate) will get transformed to C01182(D-Ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate)?
What are the factors on which this transformation depends? One factor I know is structure but how does structure effect this transformation? Does two similar structured compound means that one of the compound can get transformed to the other one?
Note: It ia a part of biology but a chemical reaction or transformation is basically a part of chemistry, so asked this here