IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2-aminohexanoate transaminase

Reaction: L-2-aminohexanoate + 2-oxoglutarate = 2-oxohexanoate + L-glutamate

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s): norleucine transaminase; norleucine (leucine) aminotransferase; leucine L-norleucine: 2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Systematic name: L-2-aminohexanoate:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. Also acts on L-leucine and, more slowly, on L-isoleucine, L-2-aminopentanoate and L-aspartate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 111310-35-1


1. Der Garabedian, P.A. and Vermeersch, J.J. Candida L-norleucine, leucine:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase. Purification and properties. Eur. J. Biochem. 167 (1987) 141-147. [PMID: 3622507]

[EC created 1989]

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