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Accepted name: amino-acid N-acetyltransferase
Reaction: acetyl-CoA + L-glutamate = CoA + N-acetyl-L-glutamate
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Other name(s): N-acetylglutamate synthase; AGAS; acetylglutamate acetylglutamate synthetase; acetylglutamic synthetase; amino acid acetyltransferase; N-acetyl-L-glutamate synthetase; N-acetylglutamate synthetase
Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:L-glutamate N-acetyltransferase
Comments: Also acts with L-aspartate and, more slowly, with some other amino acids.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9029-88-3
1.  Maas, W.K., Novelli, G.D. and Lipmann, F. Acetylation of glutamic acid by extracts of Escherichia coli. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 39 (1953) 1004–1008. [PMID: 16589365]
[EC created 1961]

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