Involved in the synthesis of cell-wall peptidoglycan. The D-lysine is attached to the peptide chain at the N6 position. The enzyme from Thermotoga maritima also performs the reaction of EC 22.214.171.124, UDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanyl-D-glutamate—L-lysine ligase.
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