NAA50, N-alpha-acetyltransferase 50
Enzyme Classification 22.214.171.1248
Also Known as
NAA50_HUMAN, NAA50, MAK3, NAT13, NAT5
N-alpha-acetyltransferase that acetylates the N-terminus of proteins that retain their initiating methionine (PubMed:19744929, PubMed:22311970, PubMed:21900231, PubMed:27484799). Has a broad substrate specificity: able to acetylate the initiator methionine of most peptides, except for those with a proline in second position (PubMed:27484799). Also displays N-epsilon-acetyltransferase activity by mediating acetylation of the side chain of specific lysines on proteins (PubMed:19744929). Autoacetylates in vivo (PubMed:19744929). The relevance of N-epsilon-acetyltransferase activity is however unclear: able to acetylate H4 in vitro, but this result has not been confirmed in vivo (PubMed:19744929). Component of a N-alpha-acetyltransferase complex containing NAA10 and NAA15, but NAA50 does not influence the acetyltransferase activity of NAA10: this multiprotein complex probably constitutes the major contributor for N-terminal acetylation at the ribosome exit tunnel, with NAA10 acetylating all amino termini that are devoid of methionine and NAA50 acetylating other peptides (PubMed:16507339, PubMed:27484799). Required for sister chromatid cohesion during mitosis by promoting binding of CDCA5/sororin to cohesin: may act by counteracting the function of NAA10 (PubMed:17502424, PubMed:27422821). Component of a complex composed of NAA50, NAA15 and NAA10 (PubMed:16507339). Interacts with NAA35.