EC - Cysteine—tRNA ligase

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Accepted name:
cysteine—tRNA ligase
Other names:
cysteine translase
cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase
cysteinyl-transfer ribonucleate synthetase
cysteinyl-transferRNA synthetase
Systematic name:
L-cysteine:tRNACys ligase (AMP-forming)


Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00161
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004817
CAS Registry Number: 37318-56-2
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (740) [show] [UniProt]


  1. McCorquodale, D.J.
    The separation and partial purification of aminoacyl-RNA synthetases from Escherichia coli.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 91: 541-548 (1964).

[EC created 1972]