IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dTDP-3-amino-3,4,6-trideoxy-α-D-glucose transaminase

Reaction: dTDP-3-amino-3,4,6-trideoxy-α-D-glucose + 2-oxoglutarate = dTDP-3-dehydro-4,6-deoxy-α-D-glucose + L-glutamate

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: dTDP-α-D-desosamine = dTDP-3-(dimethylamino)-3,4,6-trideoxy-α-D-glucose

Other name(s): desV (gene name); megDII (gene name); eryCI (gene name)

Systematic name: dTDP-3-amino-3,4,6-trideoxy-α-D-glucose:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. The enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of dTDP-α-D-desosamine, a sugar found in several bacterial macrolide antibiotics including erythromycin, megalomicin A, mycinamicin II, and oleandomycin. The reaction occurs in the reverse direction.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number:


1. Burgie, E.S., Thoden, J.B. and Holden, H.M. Molecular architecture of DesV from Streptomyces venezuelae: a PLP-dependent transaminase involved in the biosynthesis of the unusual sugar desosamine. Protein Sci. 16 (2007) 887-896. [PMID: 17456741]

[EC created 2014]

Return to EC 2.6.1 home page
Return to EC 2.6 home page
Return to EC 2 home page
Return to Enzymes home page
Return to IUBMB Biochemical Nomenclature home page