Glycylpeptide N-tetradecanoyltransferase

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In enzymology, a glycylpeptide N-tetradecanoyltransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

tetradecanoyl-CoA + glycylpeptide CoA + N-tetradecanoylglycylpeptide

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are tetradecanoyl-CoA and glycylpeptide, whereas its two products are CoA and N-tetradecanoylglycylpeptide.

This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those acyltransferases transferring groups other than aminoacyl groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is tetradecanoyl-CoA:glycylpeptide N-tetradecanoyltransferase. Other names in common use include peptide N-myristoyltransferase, myristoyl-CoA-protein N-myristoyltransferase, myristoyl-coenzyme A:protein N-myristoyl transferase, myristoylating enzymes, and protein N-myristoyltransferase.

Structural studies

As of late 2007, 9 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1IIC, 1IID, 1IYK, 1IYL, 1RXT, 2NMT, 2P6E, 2P6F, and 2P6G.


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  • Guertin D, Grise-Miron L, Riendeau D (1986). "Identification of a 51-kilodalton polypeptide fatty acyl chain acceptor in soluble extracts from mouse cardiac tissue". Biochem. Cell. Biol. 64: 1249&ndash, 55. PMID 3566958.
  • Heuckeroth RO, Towler DA, Adams SP, Glaser L, Gordon JI (1988). "11-(Ethylthio)undecanoic acid. A myristic acid analogue of altered hydrophobicity which is functional for peptide N-myristoylation with wheat germ and yeast acyltransferase". J. Biol. Chem. 263: 2127&ndash, 33. PMID 3123489.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 110071-61-9.

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