IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine—D-glutamate ligase

Reaction: ATP + UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-muramoyl-L-alanine + D-glutamate = ADP + phosphate + UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-muramoyl-L-alanyl-D-glutamate

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Other name(s): MurD synthetase; UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanyl-D-glutamate synthetase; uridine diphospho-N-acetylmuramoylalanyl-D-glutamate synthetase; D-glutamate-adding enzyme; D-glutamate ligase; UDP-Mur-NAC-L-Ala:D-Glu ligase; UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine:glutamate ligase (ADP-forming); UDP-N-acetylmuramoylalanine—D-glutamate ligase

Systematic name: UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine:D-glutamate ligase (ADP-forming)

Comments: Involved in the synthesis of a cell-wall peptide in bacteria.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9023-59-0


1. Ito, E. and Strominger, J.L. Enzymatic synthesis of the peptide in bacterial uridine nucleotides. I. Enzymatic addition of L-alanine, D-glutamic acid, and L-lysine. J. Biol. Chem. 237 (1962) 2689-2695.

2. van Heijenoort, J. Recent advances in the formation of the bacterial peptidoglycan monomer unit. Nat. Prod. Rep. 18 (2001) 503-519. [PMID: 11699883]

[EC created 1965, modified 2002]

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