IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycylpeptide N-tetradecanoyltransferase

Reaction: tetradecanoyl-CoA + glycylpeptide = CoA + N-tetradecanoylglycylpeptide

Other name(s): peptide N-myristoyltransferase; myristoyl-CoA-protein N-myristoyltransferase; myristoyl-coenzyme A:protein N-myristoyl transferase; myristoylating enzymes; protein N-myristoyltransferase

Systematic name: tetradecanoyl-CoA:glycylpeptide N-tetradecanoyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme from yeast is highly specific for tetradecanoyl-CoA, and highly specific for N-terminal glycine in oligopeptides containing serine in the 5-position. The enzyme from mammalian heart transfers acyl groups to a specific 51 kDa acceptor protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 110071-61-9


1. Guertin, D., Gris-Miron, L. and Riendeau, D. Identification of a 51-kilodalton polypeptide fatty acyl chain acceptor in soluble extracts from mouse cardiac tissue. Biochem. Cell Biol. 64 (1986) 1249-1255. [PMID: 3566958]

2. Heuckeroth, R.O., Towler, D.A., Adams, S.P., Glaser, L. and Gordon, J.I. 11-(Ethylthio)undecanoic acid. A myristic acid analogue of altered hydrophobicity which is functional for peptide N-myristoylation with wheat germ and yeast acyltransferase. J. Biol. Chem. 263 (1988) 2127-2133. [PMID: 3123489]

[EC created 1989, modified 1990]

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