IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phenylalanine—tRNA ligase

Reaction: ATP + L-phenylalanine + tRNAPhe = AMP + diphosphate + L-phenylalanyl-tRNAPhe

Other name(s): phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase; phenylalanyl-transfer ribonucleate synthetase; phenylalanine-tRNA synthetase; phenylalanyl-transfer RNA synthetase; phenylalanyl-tRNA ligase; phenylalanyl-transfer RNA ligase; L-phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase; phenylalanine translase

Systematic name: L-phenylalanine:tRNAPhe ligase (AMP-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9055-66-7


1. Stulberg, M.P. The isolation and properties of phenylalanyl ribonucleic acid synthetase from Escherichia coli B. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 1060-1064. [PMID: 5335910]

[EC created 1972]

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