IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (S)-ureidoglycine—glyoxylate transaminase

Reaction: (S)-ureidoglycine + glyoxylate = N-carbamoyl-2-oxoglycine + glycine

Glossary: (S)-ureidoglycine = (2S)-(carbamoylamino)glycine

Other name(s): (S)-ureidoglycine—glyoxylate aminotransferase; UGXT; PucG

Systematic name: (S)-ureidoglycine:glyoxylate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal 5'-phosphate protein. The protein, found in bacteria, can use other amino-group acceptors, but is specific for (S)-ureidoglycine.

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1. Ramazzina, I., Costa, R., Cendron, L., Berni, R., Peracchi, A., Zanotti, G. and Percudani, R. An aminotransferase branch point connects purine catabolism to amino acid recycling. Nat. Chem. Biol. 6 (2010) 801-806. [PMID: 20852637]

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