Amino Acids, Proteins and Porphyrins
Carbamoyl phosphate is used in
a. The biosynthesis of urea begins with the condensation of CO2 NHG and ATP to form carbamoyl phosphate, a reaction catalyzed by carbamoyl phosphate synthase
b. I which is a mitochondrial enzyme, and rate limiting or pacemaker enzyme and the enzyme is active only in the presence of its allosteric activator N-acetylglutamate, which enhances the affinity of synthase for ATP.