IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: serine—glyoxylate transaminase

Reaction: L-serine + glyoxylate = 3-hydroxypyruvate + glycine

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s ): serine-glyoxylate aminotransferase

Systematic name: L-serine:glyoxylate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37259-57-7


1. Ireland, R.J. and Joy, K.W. Purification and properties of an asparagine aminotransferase from Pisum sativum leaves. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 223 (1983) 291-296. [PMID: 6407397]

2. King, J. and Waygood, E.R. Glyoxylate aminotranferases from wheat leaves. Can. J. Biochem. 46 (1968) 771-779. [PMID: 5672858]

3. Smith, I.K. Purification and characterization of serine:glyoxylate aminotransferase from kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Biochim. Biophys. Acta 321 (1973) 156-164. [PMID: 4750762]

[EC created 1972]

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