EC - Arginyltransferase

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Accepted name:
Other names:
arginine transferase
arginyl-tRNA protein transferase
arginyl-transfer ribonucleate—protein aminoacyltransferase
arginyl-transfer ribonucleate—protein transferase
arginyl-tRNA—protein transferase
L-arginyl-tRNA:protein arginyltransferase
Systematic name:
L-arginyl-tRNAArg:protein arginyltransferase



Requires mercaptoethanol and a univalent cation. Peptides and proteins containing an N-terminal glutamate, aspartate or cystine residue can act as acceptors.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004057
CAS Registry Number: 37257-24-2


  1. Soffer, R.L.
    Enzymatic modification of proteins. II. Purification and properties of the arginyl transfer ribonucleic acid-protein transferase from rabbit liver cytoplasm.
    J. Biol. Chem. 245: 731-737 (1970). [PMID: 5416661]
  2. Soffer, R.L.
    Peptide acceptors in the arginine transfer reaction.
    J. Biol. Chem. 248: 2918-2921 (1973). [PMID: 4572514]
  3. Soffer, R.L. and Horinishi, H.
    Enzymic modification of proteins. I. General characteristics of the arginine-transfer reaction in rabbit liver cytoplasm.
    J. Mol. Biol. 43: 163-175 (1969). [PMID: 5811819]

[EC created 1972, modified 1976, modified 2013]