This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring phosphorus-containing nucleotide groups (nucleotidyltransferases). The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATP:nicotinate-ribonucleotide adenylyltransferase. Other names in common use include deamido-NAD+ pyrophosphorylase, nicotinate mononucleotide adenylyltransferase, deamidonicotinamide adenine dinucleotide pyrophosphorylase, NaMN-ATase, and nicotinic acid mononucleotide adenylyltransferase. This enzyme participates in nicotinate and nicotinamide metabolism.
As of late 2007, 9 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes , , , , , , , , and .