glutamate-ammonia ligasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme that catalyses the conversion of ATP, l-glutamate, and nh3 to ADP, orthophosphate, and l-glutamine. It also acts more slowly on 4-methylene-l-glutamate.

Chemical name: L-Glutamate:ammonia ligase (ADP-forming)

Registry number: EC 6.3.1.2

(12 Dec 1998)