Accepted name: molybdopterin adenylyltransferase
Reaction: ATP + molybdopterin = diphosphate + adenylyl-molybdopterin
Glossary: molybdopterin = H2Dtpp-mP = [(5aR,8R,9aR)-2-amino-4-oxo-6,7-bis(sulfanyl)-4,5,5a,8,9a,10-hexahydro-1H-pyrano[3,2-g]pteridin-8-yl]methyl dihydrogen phosphate
Other name(s): MogA; Cnx1 (ambiguous)
Systematic name: ATP:molybdopterin adenylyltransferase
Comments: Catalyses the activation of molybdopterin for molybdenum insertion. In eukaryotes, this reaction is catalysed by the C-terminal domain of a fusion protein that also includes molybdopterin molybdotransferase (EC The reaction requires a divalent cation such as Mg2+ or Mn2+.
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[EC created 2011]