IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aspartate—phenylpyruvate transaminase

Reaction: L-aspartate + phenylpyruvate = oxaloacetate + L-phenylalanine

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s): aspartate-phenylpyruvate aminotransferase

Systematic name: L-aspartate:phenylpyruvate aminotransferase

Comments: The enzyme from Pseudomonas putida also acts on 4-hydroxy-phenylpyruvate and, more slowly, on L-glutamate and L-histidine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 99533-45-6


1. Holger, Z. and Kula, M.-R. Isolation and characterization of a highly inducible L-aspartate-phenylpyruvate transaminase from Pseudomonas putida. J. Biotechnol. 3 (1985) 19-31.

[EC created 1989]

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