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Information on EC 6.3.2.29 - cyanophycin synthase (L-aspartate-adding)

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Requires Mg2+ for activity. Both this enzyme and EC 6.3.2.30, cyanophycin synthase (L-arginine-adding), are required for the elongation of cyanophycin, which is a protein-like cell inclusion that is unique to cyanobacteria and acts as a temporary nitrogen store . Both enzymes are found in the same protein but have different active sites [2,4]. Both L-Asp and L-Arg must be present before either enzyme will display significant activity .
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
CGP synthetase, CphA, CphA1, CphA2, CphA49, CphANE1, cyanophycin synthetase, More, Tlr2170 protein, more
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LITERATURE
ATP + [L-Asp(4-L-Arg)]n + L-Asp = ADP + phosphate + [L-Asp(4-L-Arg)]n-L-Asp
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