|Superclasses:||Reactions Classified By Conversion Type → Simple Reactions → Chemical Reactions|
|Reactions Classified By Substrate → Small-Molecule Reactions|
EC Number: 188.8.131.52
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
Most BioCyc compounds have been protonated to a reference pH value of 7.3, and some reactions have been computationally balanced for hydrogen by adding free protons. Please see the PGDB Concepts Guide for more information.
Mass balance status: Balanced.
Enzyme Commission Primary Name: L-amino-acid α-ligase
Enzyme Commission Synonyms: L-amino acid α-ligase, bacilysin synθse, YwfE, L-amino acid ligase
Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG'° in kcal/mol): 13.406372 [Latendresse13]
Enzyme Commission Summary:
While the enzyme has extremely broad substrate specificity, it does not accept highly charged amino acids, such as Lys, Arg, Glu and Asp, nor does it react with secondary amines such as Pro. The N-terminal residue of the alpha-dipeptide formed seems to be limited to Ala, Gly, Ser, Thr and Met (with Ala and Ser being the most preferred), whereas the C-terminal residue seems to allow for a wider variety of amino acids (but with a preference for Met and Phe). However, not all combinations or dipeptides are formed; for example, while Ser is acceptable for the N-terminus and Thr for the C-terminus, a Ser-Thr dipeptide is not formed. D-Ala, D-Ser and D-Phe are not substrates.
Unification Links: KEGG:R07642
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