Lysine--tRNA ligase - Q15046 (SYK_HUMAN)

 

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Number of PDB entries for Q15046: 2
 
Function
Catalyzes the specific attachment of an amino acid to its cognate tRNA in a 2 step reaction: the amino acid (AA) is first activated by ATP to form AA-AMP and then transferred to the acceptor end of the tRNA. When secreted, acts as a signaling molecule that induces immune response through the activation of monocyte/macrophages. Catalyzes the synthesis of diadenosine oligophosphate (Ap4A), a signaling molecule involved in the activation of MITF transcriptional activity. Interacts with HIV-1 virus GAG protein, facilitating the selective packaging of tRNA(3)(Lys), the primer for reverse transcription initiation. (data source: UniProt  )
Catalytic Activity

ATP + L-lysine + tRNALys = AMP + diphosphate + L-lysyl-tRNALys.

(data source: UniProt  )
Subunit structure
Homodimer; also part of a multisubunit complex that groups AIMP1, AIMP2, EEF1A1 and tRNA ligases for Arg, Asp, Glu, Gln, Ile, Leu, Lys, Met and Pro. Interacts with AIMP2 (via N-terminus) and MITF. Interacts directly with HIV-1 virus GAG protein. (data source: UniProt  )
Domain
The N-terminal domain (1-65) of the cytoplasmic isoform is a functional tRNA-binding domain (By similarity), is required for nuclear localization, is involved in the interaction with DARS, but has a repulsive role in the binding to EEF1A1. A central domain (208-259) is involved in homodimerization and is required for interaction with HIV-1 GAG and incorporation into virions. The C-terminal domain (452-597) is not required for interaction with AIMP2. (data source: UniProt  )
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Gene names: Gene View for KARS KIAA0070
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