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Information on EC 6.3.2.43 - [lysine-biosynthesis-protein LysW]-L-2-aminoadipate ligase

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IUBMB Comments
The enzymes from the thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus and the thermophilic archaea Sulfolobus acidocaldarius and Sulfolobus tokodaii protect the amino group of L-2-aminoadipate by conjugation to the carrier protein LysW. This reaction is part of the lysine biosynthesis pathway in these organisms.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota
Synonyms
alpha-aminoadipate-lysW ligase lysX, LysX, Saci_0754, Tk0278, TtLysX, more
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LITERATURE
ATP + [lysine-biosynthesis-protein LysW]-C-terminal-L-glutamate + L-2-aminoadipate = ADP + phosphate + [lysine-biosynthesis-protein LysW]-C-terminal-gamma-(L-2-aminoadip-2-yl)-L-glutamate
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