IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: histidine—tRNA ligase

Reaction: ATP + L-histidine + tRNAHis = AMP + diphosphate + L-histidyl-tRNAHis

Other name(s): histidyl-tRNA synthetase; histidyl-transfer ribonucleate synthetase; histidine translase

Systematic name: L-histidine:tRNAHis ligase (AMP-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9068-78-4


1. Tigerstrom, M.V. and Tener, G.M. Histidyl transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase from bakers' yeast. Can. J. Biochem. 45 (1967) 1067-1074. [PMID: 6035970]

[EC created 1972]

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