IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-alanine—alanyl-poly(glycerolphosphate) ligase

Reaction: ATP + D-alanine + alanyl-poly(glycerolphosphate) = ADP + phosphate + D-alanyl-alanyl-poly(glycerolphosphate)

Other name(s): D-alanyl-alanyl-poly(glycerolphosphate) synthetase; D-alanine:membrane-acceptor ligase; D-alanylalanylpoly(phosphoglycerol) synthetase; D-alanyl-poly(phosphoglycerol) synthetase; D-alanine-membrane acceptor-ligase

Systematic name: D-alanine:alanyl-poly(glycerolphosphate) ligase (ADP-forming)

Comments: Involved in the synthesis of teichoic acids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9046-58-6


1. Reusch, V.M. and Neuhaus, F.C. D-Alanine: membrane acceptor ligase from Lactobacillus casei. J. Biol. Chem. 246 (1971) 6136-6143. [PMID: 4399593]

[EC created 1976]

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