IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-ornithine 4,5-aminomutase

Reaction: D-ornithine = (2R,4S)-2,4-diaminopentanoate

Other name(s): D-α-ornithine 5,4-aminomutase; D-ornithine aminomutase

Systematic name: D-ornithine 4,5-aminomutase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein that requires a cobamide coenzyme for activity.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 62213-30-3


1. Somack, R. and Costilow, R.N. Purification and properties of a pyridoxal phosphate and coenzyme B12 dependent D-α-ornithine 5,4-aminomutase. Biochemistry 12 (1973) 2597-2604. [PMID: 4711468]

[EC created 1972 as EC, transferred 1976 to EC, modified 2003]

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