IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-citrylglutamate synthase

Reaction: ATP + citrate + L-glutamate = ADP + phosphate + β-citryl-L-glutamate

Other name(s): NAAG synthetase I; NAAGS-I; RIMKLB (gene name) (ambiguous)

Systematic name: citrate:L-glutamate ligase (ADP-forming)

Comments: The enzyme, found in animals, also has the activity of EC, N-acetylaspartylglutamate synthase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:


1. Collard, F., Stroobant, V., Lamosa, P., Kapanda, C.N., Lambert, D.M., Muccioli, G.G., Poupaert, J.H., Opperdoes, F. and Van Schaftingen, E. Molecular identification of N-acetylaspartylglutamate synthase and β-citrylglutamate synthase. J. Biol. Chem. 285 (2010) 29826-29833. [PMID: 20657015]

[EC created 2014]

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