IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycine transaminase

Reaction: glycine + 2-oxoglutarate = glyoxylate + L-glutamate

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s): glutamic-glyoxylic transaminase; glycine aminotransferase; glyoxylate-glutamic transaminase; L-glutamate:glyoxylate aminotransferase; glyoxylate-glutamate aminotransferase

Systematic name: glycine:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-99-9


1. Nakada, H.I. Glutamic-glycine transaminase from rat liver. J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 468-471.

2. Thompson, J.S. and Richardson, K.E. Isolation and chracterization of a glutamate-glycine transaminase from human liver. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 117 (1966) 599-603.

[EC created 1961, modified 1982]

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