Conserved Site

Phospho-N-acetylmuramoyl-pentapeptide transferase, conserved site (IPR018480)

Short name: PNAcMuramoyl-5peptid_Trfase_CS


Phospho-N-acetylmuramoyl-pentapeptide-transferase (EC: (MraY) is a bacterial enzyme responsible for the formation of the first lipid intermediate of the cell wall peptidoglycan synthesis [PMID: 10564498]. It catalyses the formation of undecaprenyl-pyrophosphoryl-N-acetylmuramoyl-pentapeptide from UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide and undecaprenyl-phosphate.

MraY is an integral membrane protein with probably ten transmembrane domains. It belongs to family 4 of glycosyl transferases. Homologues of MraY have been found in archaebacteria Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum and in Arabidopsis thaliana (Mouse-ear cress).

This entry represents two conserved sites found in these proteins. The first site is located at the end of the first cytoplasmic loop and the beginning of the second transmembrane domain. The second site is located in the third cytoplasmic loop.

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