IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: methionine—glyoxylate transaminase

Reaction: L-methionine + glyoxylate = 4-(methylsulfanyl)-2-oxobutanoate + glycine

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s): methionine-glyoxylate aminotransferase; MGAT

Systematic name: L-methionine:glyoxylate aminotransferase

Comments: L-Glutamate can also act as donor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 116155-75-0


1. Glover, J.R., Chapple, C.C.S., Rothwell, S., Tober, I. and Ellis, B.E. Allylglucosinolate biosynthesis in Brassica carinata. Phytochemistry 27 (1988) 1345-1348.

[EC created 1992]

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