IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-methionine—pyruvate transaminase

Reaction: D-methionine + pyruvate = 4-(methylsulfanyl)-2-oxobutanoate + L-alanine

Other name(s): D-methionine transaminase; D-methionine aminotransferase

Systematic name: D-methionine:pyruvate aminotransferase

Comments: Oxaloacetate can replace pyruvate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37277-93-3


1. Mapson, L.W., March, J.F. and Wardale, D.A. Biosynthesis of ethylene. 4-Methylmercapto-2-oxobutyric acid: an intermediate in the formation from methionine. Biochem. J. 115 (1969) 653-661. [PMID: 5357015]

[EC created 1972, modified 1982]

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