IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycine—tRNA ligase

Reaction: ATP + glycine + tRNAGly = AMP + diphosphate + glycyl-tRNAGly

Other name(s): glycyl-tRNA synthetase; glycyl-transfer ribonucleate synthetase; glycyl-transfer RNA synthetase; glycyl-transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase; glycyl translase

Systematic name: glycine:tRNAGly ligase (AMP-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9037-62-1


1. Fraser, M.J. Glycyl-RNA synthetase of rat liver: partial purification and effects of some metal ions on its activity. Can. J. Biochem. Physiol. 41 (1963) 1123-1233.

2. Niyomporn, B., Dahl, J.L. and Strominger, J.L. Biosynthesis of the peptidoglycan of bacterial cell walls. IX. Purification and properties of glycyl transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase from Staphylococcus aureus. J. Biol. Chem. 243 (1968) 773-778. [PMID: 4295604]

[EC created 1972]

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