Homologous Superfamily

Pre-ATP-grasp domain superfamily (IPR016185)

Short name: PreATP-grasp_dom_sf

Overlapping entries


The ATP-grasp fold is one of several distinct ATP-binding folds, and is found in enzymes that catalyse the formation of amide bonds, catalysing the ATP-dependent ligation of a carboxylate-containing molecule to an amino or thiol group-containing molecule [PMID: 9416615]. This fold is found in many different enzyme families, including various peptide synthetases, biotin carboxylase, synapsin, succinyl-CoA synthetase, pyruvate phosphate dikinase, and glutathione synthetase, glutathionylspermidine synthase, amongst others [PMID: 12392708]. These enzymes contribute predominantly to macromolecular synthesis, using ATP-hydrolysis to activate their substrates.

This superfamily represents the pre-ATP-grasp structural domain, which precedes the ATP-grasp domain in all superfamily members, and which usually occurs at the N terminus of the protein. The structure of the pre-ATP-grasp domain consists of alpha/beta/alpha in three layers, and is possibly a rudiment form of the Rossmann-fold.

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