IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-dehydro-glucose-6-phosphate—glutamate transaminase

Reaction: kanosamine 6-phosphate + 2-oxoglutarate = 3-dehydro-D-glucose 6-phosphate + L-glutamate

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Glossary: kanosamine = 3-amino-3-deoxy-D-glucose

Other name(s): 3-oxo-glucose-6-phosphate:glutamate aminotransferase; ntdA (gene name)

Systematic name: kanosamine 6-phosphate:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. The enzyme, found in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, is involved in a kanosamine biosynthesis pathway.

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1. van Straaten, K.E., Langill, D.M., Palmer, D.R. and Sanders, D.A. Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of NtdA, a putative pyridoxal phosphate-dependent aminotransferase from Bacillus subtilis. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun. 65 (2009) 426-429. [PMID: 19342798]

2. Vetter, N.D., Langill, D.M., Anjum, S., Boisvert-Martel, J., Jagdhane, R.C., Omene, E., Zheng, H., van Straaten, K.E., Asiamah, I., Krol, E.S., Sanders, D.A. and Palmer, D.R. A previously unrecognized kanosamine biosynthesis pathway in Bacillus subtilis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 5970-5973. [PMID: 23586652]

[EC created 2014]

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