Reaction: L-glutamine + D-alanine = NH3 + γ-L-glutamyl-D-alanine
Systematic name: L-glutamine:D-alanine γ-glutamyltransferase
Comments: D-Phenylalanine and D-2-aminobutyrate can also act as acceptors, but more slowly. The enzyme also catalyses some of the reactions of EC 18.104.22.168 (γ-glutamyltransferase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9046-27-9
1. Kawasaki, Y., Ogawa, T. and Sasaoka, K. Occurrence and some properties of a novel γ-glutamyltransferase responsible for the synthesis of γ-L-glutamyl-D-alanine in pea-seedlings. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 716 (1982) 194-200.