IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: asparagine—oxo-acid transaminase

Reaction: L-asparagine + a 2-oxo carboxylate = 2-oxosuccinamate + an amino acid

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s): asparagine-keto acid aminotransferase

Systematic name: L-asparagine:2-oxo-acid aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9030-43-7


1. Meister, A. and Fraser, P.E. Enzymatic formation of L-asparagine by transamination. J. Biol. Chem. 210 (1954) 37-43.

[EC created 1961]

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