Ok, back to our business! Ligases, what to they do? Obvio, they LIGATE! Or simply connect! But connect what?
Think of these guys as a Plumber who connects those pipes! ;)
- Synthetase - Formation of new bond between substrates using the energy from an ATP
- Synthase - Link two molecules without using the energy from ATP (Confusing with Synthetase? They use ATP. Check here for a memory aid.)
- Carboxylase - Formation of a new bond between a substrate and a CO2 using the energy from an ATP
Are we ok guys?