IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aromatic-amino-acid—glyoxylate transaminase

Reaction: an aromatic amino acid + glyoxylate = an aromatic oxo acid + glycine

Systematic name: aromatic-amino-acid:glyoxylate aminotransferase

Comments: Phenylalanine, kynurenine, tyrosine and histidine can act as amino donors; glyoxylate, pyruvate and hydroxypyruvate can act as amino acceptors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 67185-76-6


1. Harada, I., Noguchi, T. and Kido, R. Purification and characterization of aromatic-amino-acid-glyoxylate aminotransferase from monkey and rat liver. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 359 (1978) 481-488. [PMID: 25837]

[EC created 1978]

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