EC - Arginine—tRNA ligase

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Accepted name:
arginine—tRNA ligase
Other names:
arginine translase
arginine-tRNA synthetase
arginyl transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase
arginyl-tRNA synthetase
arginyl-transfer RNA synthetase
arginyl-transfer ribonucleate synthetase
Systematic name:
L-arginine:tRNAArg 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:0004814
CAS Registry Number: 37205-35-9
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (743) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Allende, C.C. and Allende, J.E.
    Purification and substrate specificity of arginyl-ribonucleic acid synthetase from rat liver.
    J. Biol. Chem. 239: 1102-1106 (1964).
  2. Mehler, A.H. and Mitra, S.K.
    The activation of arginyl transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase by transfer ribonucleic acid.
    J. Biol. Chem. 242: 5495-5499 (1967).
  3. Mitra, S.K. and Mehler, A.H.
    The arginyl transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase of Escherichia coli.
    J. Biol. Chem. 242: 5491-5494 (1967).

[EC created 1972]