IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: adenosylmethionine—8-amino-7-oxononanoate transaminase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 8-amino-7-oxononanoate = S-adenosyl-4-(methylsulfanyl)-2-oxobutanoate + 7,8-diaminononanoate

Other name(s): 7,8-diaminonanoate transaminase; 7,8-diaminononanoate transaminase; DAPA transaminase (ambiguous); 7,8-diaminopelargonic acid aminotransferase; DAPA aminotransferase (ambiguous); 7-keto-8-aminopelargonic acid; diaminopelargonate synthase; 7-keto-8-aminopelargonic acid aminotransferase

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:8-amino-7-oxononanoate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal 5'-phosphate enzyme. S-adenosylhomocysteine can also act as donor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37259-71-5


1. Izumi, Y., Sato, K., Tani, Y. and Ogata, K. Purification of 7-keto-8-aminopelargonic acid-7,8-diaminopelargonic acid aminotransferase, an enzyme involved in biotin synthesis, from Brevibacterium divaricatum. Agric. Biol. Chem. 37 (1973) 2683-2684.

2. Izumi, Y., Sato, K., Tani, Y. and Ogata, K. 7,8-Diaminopelargonic acid aminotransferase, an enzyme involved in biotin synthesis by microorganisms. Agric. Biol. Chem. 39 (1975) 175-181.

3. Stoner, G.L. and Eisenberg, M.A. Purification and properties of 7,8-diaminopelargonic acid aminotransferase. An enzyme in the biotin biosynthetic pathway. J. Biol. Chem. 250 (1973) 4029-4036.

[EC created 1983]

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