IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: leucine 2,3-aminomutase

Reaction: (2S)-α-leucine = (3R)-β-leucine

Systematic name: (2S)-α-leucine 2,3-aminomutase

Comments: Requires a cobamide coenzyme.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 59125-53-0


1. Freer, I., Pedrocchi-Fantoni, G., Picken, D.J. and Overton, K.H. Stereochemistry of the leucine 2,3-aminomutase from tissue-cultures of Andrographis paniculata. J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun. (1981) 80-82.

2. Poston, J.M. Leucine 2,3-aminomutase, an enzyme of leucine catabolism. J. Biol. Chem. 251 (1976) 1859-1863. [PMID: 1270414]

3. Poston, J.M. Coenzyme B12-dependent enzymes in potatoes: leucine 2,3-aminomutase and methylmalonyl-CoA mutase. Phytochemistry 17 (1976) 401-402.

[EC created 1982]

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