DUF619 domain of various N-acetylglutamate Synthases of the fungal arginine-biosynthetic pathway and urea cycle found in humans and fish
DUF619-NAGS: This family includes the DUF619 domain of various N-acetylglutamate synthases (NAGS) of the urea cycle found in humans and fish, the DUF619 domain of the NAGS of the fungal arginine-biosynthetic pathway (FABP), as well as the DUF619 domain present in C-terminal of a NAG kinase-like domain in a limited number of predicted NAGSs found in bacteria and Dictyostelium. Ureogenic NAGS is a mitochondrial enzyme catalyzing the formation of NAG from acetylcoenzyme A and L-glutamate. NAGS is an essential allosteric activator of carbamylphosphate synthase I, the first and rate limiting enzyme of the urea cycle. Domain architecture of ureogenic and fungal NAGS consists of an N-terminal NAG kinase-like domain and a C-terminal DUF619 domain. The DUF619 domain function has yet to be characterized.