IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: diaminobutyrate—pyruvate transaminase

Reaction: L-2,4-diaminobutanoate + pyruvate = L-aspartate 4-semialdehyde + L-alanine

Other name(s): diaminobutyrate-pyruvate aminotransferase; L-diaminobutyric acid transaminase

Systematic name: L-2,4-diaminobutanoate:pyruvate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37277-95-5


1. Rao, D.R., Hariharan, K. and Vijayalakshmi, K.R. A study of the metabolism of L-α,γ-diaminobutyric acid in a Xanthomonas species. Biochem. J. 114 (1969) 107-115. [PMID: 4390206]

[EC created 1972]

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