succinate-CoA ligasesmedical dictionary


<cell biology> Enzymes that catalyze the first step leading to the oxidation of succinic acid by the reversible formation of succinyl-CoA from succinate and CoA with the concomitant cleavage of ATP to ADP (ec or GTP to GDP (ec and orthophosphate. Itaconate can act instead of succinate and itp instead of 6.2.1.-.

Chemical name: Succinate:CoA ligase (GDP- or ADP-forming)

Registry number: EC 6.2.1.-

(12 Dec 1998)