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glutamine synthetase

 

Definition: an enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of l-glutamate, ammonia, and ATP to glutamine, ADP, and orthophosphate; one of the few known mammalian enzymes that uses ammonium ion as a substrate under physiologic conditions.

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