Putrescine carbamoyltransferase

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putrescine carbamoyltransferase
EC number2.1.3.6
CAS number9076-55-5
IntEnzIntEnz view
ExPASyNiceZyme view
MetaCycmetabolic pathway
PDB structuresRCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene OntologyAmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a putrescine carbamoyltransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

carbamoyl phosphate + putrescine phosphate + N-carbamoylputrescine

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are carbamoyl phosphate and putrescine, whereas its two products are phosphate and N-carbamoylputrescine.

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:putrescine carbamoyltransferase. Other names in common use include PTCase, putrescine synthase, and putrescine transcarbamylase.


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