IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aspartate carbamoyltransferase

Reaction: carbamoyl phosphate + L-aspartate = phosphate + N-carbamoyl-L-aspartate

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Other name(s): carbamylaspartotranskinase; aspartate transcarbamylase; aspartate carbamyltransferase; aspartic acid transcarbamoylase; aspartic carbamyltransferase; aspartic transcarbamylase; carbamylaspartotranskinase; L-aspartate transcarbamoylase; L-aspartate transcarbamylase; carbamoylaspartotranskinase; aspartate transcarbamylase; aspartate transcarbamoylase; ATCase

Systematic name: carbamoyl-phosphate:L-aspartate carbamoyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9012-49-1


1. Lowenstein, J.M. and Cohen, P.P. Studies on the biosynthesis of carbamylaspartic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 220 (1956) 57-70.

2. Reichard, P. and Hanshoff, G. Aspartate carbamyl transferase from Escherichia coli. Acta Chem. Scand. 10 (1956) 548-566.

3. Shepherson, M. and Pardee, A.B. Production and crystallization of aspartate transcarbamylase. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 3233-3237.

[EC created 1961]

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