IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: amino-acid N-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + L-glutamate = CoA + N-acetyl-L-glutamate

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Other name(s): N-acetylglutamate synthase; AGAS; acetylglutamate acetylglutamate synthetase; acetylglutamic synthetase; amino acid acetyltransferase; N-acetyl-L-glutamate synthetase; N-acetylglutamate synthetase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:L-glutamate N-acetyltransferase

Comments: Also acts with L-aspartate and, more slowly, with some other amino acids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9029-88-3


1. Maas, W.K., Novelli, G.D. and Lipmann, F. Acetylation of glutamic acid by extracts of Escherichia coli. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 39 (1953) 1004-1008.

[EC created 1961]

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