aspartokinase

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aspartokinase

[ə‚spärd·ō′kī‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of aspartic acid with adenosinetriphosphate to give aspartyl phosphate.
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The two monofunctional aspartate kinase genes in the plant are located on chromosome 5 whereas the genes for the bifunctional proteins are located on different chromosomes, chromosome 1 and 4 (Fig.
For example, MOTIF software locates the aspartate kinase domain of the bifunctional enzyme at the N terminus of the protein and the homoserine dehydrogenase domain toward the C terminus which contains the conserved sequences in Fig.
As expected, similarities in sequence place the two plant bifunctional enzymes together (at1g31230 and at4g19710) and the two monofunctional plant genes for aspartate kinase with the monofunctional genes for the enzyme in yeast and bacteria.