IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aspartate—tRNA ligase

Reaction: ATP + L-aspartate + tRNAAsp = AMP + diphosphate + L-aspartyl-tRNAAsp

Other name(s): aspartyl-tRNA synthetase; aspartyl ribonucleic synthetase; aspartyl-transfer RNA synthetase; aspartic acid translase; aspartyl-transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase; aspartyl ribonucleate synthetase

Systematic name: L-aspartate:tRNAAsp ligase (AMP-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-32-1


1. Gangloff, J. and Dirheimer, G. Studies on aspartyl-tRNA synthetase from baker's yeast. I. Purification and properties of the enzyme. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 294 (1973) 263-272.

2. Norton, S.J., Ravel, J.M., Lee, C. and Shive, W. Purification and properties of the aspartyl ribonucleic acid synthetase of Lactobacillus arabinosus. J. Biol. Chem. 238 (1963) 269-274.

[EC created 1965]

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