IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 8-amino-3,8-dideoxy-α-D-manno-octulosonate transaminase

Reaction: 8-amino-3,8-dideoxy-α-D-manno-octulosonate + 2-oxoglutarate = 8-dehydro-3-deoxy-α-D-manno-octulosonate + L-glutamate

Glossary: 3-deoxy-α-D-manno-octulosonate = Kdo
8-dehydro-3-deoxy-α-D-manno-octulosonate = (2R,4R,5R,6S)-2,4,5-trihydroxy-6-[(1S)-1-hydroxy-2-oxoethyl]oxane-2-carboxylate

Other name(s): kdnA (gene name)

Systematic name: 8-amino-3,8-dideoxy-α-D-manno-octulosonate:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Shewanella oneidensis, forms 8-amino-3,8-dideoxy-α-D-manno-octulosonate, an aminated form of Kdo found in lipopolysaccharides of members of the Shewanella genus. cf. EC, 3-deoxy-α-D-manno-octulosonate 8-oxidase.

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1. Gattis, S.G., Chung, H.S., Trent, M.S. and Raetz, C.R. The origin of 8-amino-3,8-dideoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid (Kdo8N) in the lipopolysaccharide of Shewanella oneidensis. J. Biol. Chem. 288 (2013) 9216-9225. [PMID: 23413030]

[EC created 2015]

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