IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: putrescine—pyruvate transaminase

Reaction: putrescine + pyruvate = 4-aminobutanal + alanine

Other name(s): spuC (gene name)

Systematic name: putrescine:pyruvate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal 5'-phosphate protein. The enzyme, studied in the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, participates in a putrescine degradation pathway. cf. EC, putrescine—2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase.

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


1. Lu, C.D., Itoh, Y., Nakada, Y. and Jiang, Y. Functional analysis and regulation of the divergent spuABCDEFGH-spuI operons for polyamine uptake and utilization in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. J. Bacteriol. 184 (2002) 3765-3773. [PMID: 12081945]

[EC created 2017]

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