IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: homoglutathione synthase

Reaction: ATP + γ-L-glutamyl-L-cysteine + β-alanine = ADP + phosphate + γ-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-β-alanine

Other name(s): homoglutathione synthetase; β-alanine specific hGSH synthetase

Systematic name: γ-L-glutamyl-L-cysteine:β-alanine ligase (ADP-forming)

Comments: Not identical with EC glutathione synthase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 113875-72-2


1. Macnicol, P.K. Homoglutathione and glutathione synthetases of legume seedlings - partial-purification and substrate-specificity. Plant Sci. 53 (1987) 229-235.

[EC created 1990]

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