Reaction: ATP + a long-chain fatty acid + protein = AMP + diphosphate + an acyl-protein thioester
Other name(s): acyl-protein synthetase
Systematic name: long-chain-fatty-acid:protein ligase (AMP-forming)
Comments: Together with EC 188.8.131.52 long-chain-fatty-acyl-CoA reductase, enzyme forms a fatty acid reductase system that produces the substrate of EC 184.108.40.206 alkanal monooxygenase (FMN-linked), thus being a component of the bacterial luciferase system.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 82657-98-5
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2. Wall, L. and Meighen, E.A. Subunit structure of the fatty-acid reductase complex from Photobacterium phosphoreum. Biochemistry 25 (1986) 4315-4321.