RNA ligase (ATP)

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RNA ligase (ATP)
Identifiers
EC number 6.5.1.3
CAS number 37353-39-2
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, an RNA ligase (ATP) (EC 6.5.1.3) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

ATP + (ribonucleotide)n + (ribonucleotide)m \rightleftharpoons AMP + diphosphate + (ribonucleotide)n+m

The 3 substrates of this enzyme are ATP, (ribonucleotide)n, and (ribonucleotide)m, whereas its 3 products are AMP, diphosphate, and (ribonucleotide)n+m.

This enzyme belongs to the family of ligases, specifically those forming phosphoric-ester bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is poly(ribonucleotide):poly(ribonucleotide) ligase (AMP-forming). Other names in common use include polyribonucleotide synthase (ATP), RNA ligase, polyribonucleotide ligase, and ribonucleic ligase.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, two structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1VDX and 2C5U.

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