MetaCyc Enzyme: γ-F420-2:α-L-glutamate ligase

Gene: cofF Accession Numbers: G-9428 (MetaCyc), MJ1001

Species: Methanocaldococcus jannaschii

The cofF (MJ1001) gene of Methanocaldococcus jannaschii, a homolog of the Escherichia coli K-12 rimK gene, was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The resulting monomeric protein was shown to be a γ-F420-2:α-l-glutamate ligase, the enzyme that caps the γ-glutamyl tail of the hydride carrier coenzyme F420 [Li03a].

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 33.112 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 37 kD (experimental) [Li03a ]

Unification Links: Entrez-gene:1451898 , Entrez:AAB99004 , Protein Model Portal:Q58407 , String:243232.MJ1001 , UniProt:Q58407

Relationship Links: Entrez-Nucleotide:RELATED-TO:L77117 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR004666 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR011761 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR013651 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR013815 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR013816 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF08443 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS50975

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Enzymatic reaction of: γ-F420-2:α-L-glutamate ligase

EC Number:

oxidized coenzyme F420-2 + L-glutamate + ATP <=> coenzyme α-F420-3 + ADP + phosphate + H+

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.

Vmax was 0.72 nmol/min/mg protein [Li03a].

Activators (Allosteric): Mn2+ [Li03a] , Mg2+ [Li03a]

Inhibitors (Unknown Mechanism): K+ [Li03a]

Kinetic Parameters:

Km (μM)
oxidized coenzyme F420-2


Li03a: Li H, Xu H, Graham DE, White RH (2003). "Glutathione synthetase homologs encode alpha-L-glutamate ligases for methanogenic coenzyme F420 and tetrahydrosarcinapterin biosyntheses." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100(17);9785-90. PMID: 12909715

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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