Reaction: L-arginyl-tRNA + protein = tRNA + L-arginyl-protein
Other name(s): arginine transferase; arginyl-transfer ribonucleate-protein aminoacyltransferase; arginyl-transfer ribonucleate-protein transferase; arginyl-tRNA protein transferase
Systematic name: L-arginyl-tRNA:protein arginyltransferase
Comments: Requires mercaptoethanol and a univalent cation. Peptides and proteins containing an N-terminal glutamate, aspartate or cystine residue can act as acceptors.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37257-24-2
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