A novel l-amino acid ligase from bacillus licheniformis

Kuniki Kino*, Atsushi Noguchi, Yuji Nakazawa, Makoto Yagasaki

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l-Amino acid α-ligase (EC catalyzed formation of α-peptide bond in unprotected l-amino acids in an ATP-dependent manner. BL00235 gene in Bacillus licheniformis NBRC12200 coded as a new l-amino acid ligase. BL00235 substrate specificity was strict; only methionine or leucine was acceptable as dipeptide N-terminal residues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept


  • Bacillus licheniformis
  • dipeptide
  • enzymatic method
  • l-amino acid
  • α-ligase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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