Lysine carbamoyltransferase

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lysine carbamoyltransferase
Identifiers
EC number 2.1.3.8
CAS number 86352-19-4
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

In enzymology, a lysine carbamoyltransferase (EC 2.1.3.8) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

carbamoyl phosphate + L-lysine \rightleftharpoons phosphate + L-homocitrulline

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are carbamoyl phosphate and L-lysine, whereas its two products are phosphate and L-homocitrulline.

This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases that transfer one-carbon groups, specifically the carboxy- and carbamoyltransferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is carbamoyl-phosphate:L-lysine carbamoyltransferase. This enzyme is also called lysine transcarbamylase.

References[edit]

  • Hommes FA, Eller AG, Scott DF, Carter AL (1983). "Separation of ornithine and lysine activities of the ornithine-transcarbamylase-catalyzed reaction". Enzyme. 29 (4): 271–7. PMID 6409607.