IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine Nα-acetyltranferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + 6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine = CoA + N-acetyl-6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine

Other name(s): azpI (gene name)

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine Nα-acetyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Streptacidiphilus griseoplanus, participates in the biosynthesis of the tripeptide alazopeptin.

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1. Kawai, S., Sugaya, Y., Hagihara, R., Tomita, H., Katsuyama, Y. and Ohnishi, Y. Complete biosynthetic pathway of alazopeptin, a tripeptide consisting of two molecules of 6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine and one molecule of alanine. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 60 (2021) 10319-10325. [PMID: 33624374]

[EC created 2021]

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