Family

Glutamate synthase, NADH/NADPH, small subunit 1 (IPR006005)

Short name: Glut_synth_ssu1

Family relationships

None.

Description

One pathway for the assimilation of ammonia and glutamate biosynthesis involves glutamate synthase (EC:1.4.1.13) which transfers the amide group of glutamine to 2-oxoglutarate to yield two molecules of glutamate. 2 L-glutamate + NADP+ = L-glutamine + 2-oxoglutarate + NADPH + H+.

This describes a family in several archaeal and deeply branched bacterial lineages of a homotetrameric form of the NADPH-dependent or NADH-dependent glutamate synthase (EC:1.4.1.13 and EC:1.4.1.14 respectively) small subunit. There is no corresponding large subunit.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006537 glutamate biosynthetic process
GO:0055114 oxidation-reduction process

Molecular Function

GO:0016639 oxidoreductase activity, acting on the CH-NH2 group of donors, NAD or NADP as acceptor

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
TIGRFAMs