IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aspartate—ammonia ligase (ADP-forming)

Reaction: ATP + L-aspartate + NH3 = ADP + phosphate + L-asparagine

Other name(s): asparagine synthetase (ADP-forming); asparagine synthetase (adenosine diphosphate-forming)

Systematic name: L-aspartate:ammonia ligase (ADP-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37318-61-9


1. Nair, P.M. Asparagine synthetase from γ-irradiated potatoes. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 133 (1969) 208-215. [PMID: 5820987]

[EC created 1972]

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