IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dTDP-4-amino-4,6-dideoxygalactose transaminase

Reaction: dTDP-4-amino-4,6-dideoxy-α-D-galactose + 2-oxoglutarate = dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-galactose + L-glutamate

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Glossary: dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-galactose = dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-glucose

Other name(s): thymidine diphosphoaminodideoxygalactose aminotransferase; thymidine diphosphate 4-keto-6-deoxy-D-glucose transaminase; WecE; dTDP-4,6-dideoxy-D-galactose:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Systematic name: dTDP-4-amino-4,6-dideoxy-α-D-galactose:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 72560-97-5


1. Ohashi, H., Matsuhashi, M. and Matsuhashi, S. Thymidine diphosphate 4-acetamido-4,6-dideoxyhexoses. IV. Purification and properties of thymidine diphosphate 4-keto-6-deoxy-D-glucose transaminase from Pasteurella pseudotuberculosis. J. Biol. Chem. 246 (1971) 2325-2330. [PMID: 4928644]

2. Hwang, B.Y., Lee, H.J., Yang, Y.H., Joo, H.S. and Kim, B.G. Characterization and investigation of substrate specificity of the sugar aminotransferase WecE from E. coli K12. Chem. Biol. 11 (2004) 915-925. [PMID: 15271350]

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