This enzyme belongs to the family of ligases, specifically those forming carbon-nitrogen bonds as acid-D-amino-acid ligases (peptide synthases). The systematic name of this enzyme class is UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine:D-glutamate ligase (ADP-forming). Other names in common use include MurD synthetase, UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanyl-D-glutamate synthetase, uridine diphospho-N-acetylmuramoylalanyl-D-glutamate synthetase, D-glutamate-adding enzyme, D-glutamate ligase, UDP-Mur-NAC-L-Ala:D-Glu ligase, UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine:glutamate ligase (ADP-forming), and UDP-N-acetylmuramoylalanine-D-glutamate ligase. This enzyme participates in d-glutamine and d-glutamate metabolism and peptidoglycan biosynthesis.
US Patent Issued to Abraxis on March 12 for "Antibodies and Assays for Beta-N-Methylamino-L-Alanine" (Pennsylvania Inventors)
Mar 16, 2013; ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16 -- United States Patent no. 8,394,596, issued on March 12, was assigned to Abraxis LLC (Warminster,...