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Accepted name: sortase A
Reaction: The enzyme catalyses a cell wall sorting reaction in which a surface protein with a sorting signal containing a LPXTG motif is cleaved between the Thr and Gly residue. The resulting threonine carboxyl end of the protein is covalently attached to a pentaglycine cross-bridge of peptidoglycan.
Other name(s): SrtA; SrtA protein; SrtA sortase
Comments: In peptidase family C60.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, MEROPS, PDB
1.  Ton-That, H., Liu, G., Mazmanian, S.K., Faull, K.F. and Schneewind, O. Purification and characterization of sortase, the transpeptidase that cleaves surface proteins of Staphylococcus aureus at the LPXTG motif. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96 (1999) 12424–12429. [DOI] [PMID: 10535938]
2.  Zong, Y., Bice, T.W., Ton-That, H., Schneewind, O. and Narayana, S.V. Crystal structures of Staphylococcus aureus sortase A and its substrate complex. J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 31383–31389. [DOI] [PMID: 15117963]
3.  Race, P.R., Bentley, M.L., Melvin, J.A., Crow, A., Hughes, R.K., Smith, W.D., Sessions, R.B., Kehoe, M.A., McCafferty, D.G. and Banfield, M.J. Crystal structure of Streptococcus pyogenes sortase A: implications for sortase mechanism. J. Biol. Chem. 284 (2009) 6924–6933. [DOI] [PMID: 19129180]
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