IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-aminoadipate transaminase

Reaction: L-2-aminoadipate + 2-oxoglutarate = 2-oxoadipate + L-glutamate

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Other name(s): α-aminoadipate aminotransferase; 2-aminoadipate aminotransferase; 2-aminoadipic aminotransferase; glutamic-ketoadipic transaminase; glutamate-α-ketoadipate transaminase

Systematic name: L-2-aminoadipate:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9033-00-5


1. Matsuda, M. and Ogur, M. Separation and specificity of the yeast glutamate-α-ketoadipate transaminase. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 3352-3358. [PMID: 5792664]

[EC created 1972]

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