IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glutamate-1-semialdehyde 2,1-aminomutase

Reaction: L-glutamate 1-semialdehyde = 5-aminolevulinate

For diagram click here and mechanism here.

Glossary: L-glutamate 1-semialdehyde = (S)-4-amino-5-oxopentanoate

Other name(s): glutamate-1-semialdehyde aminotransferase

Systematic name: (S)-4-amino-5-oxopentanoate 4,5-aminomutase

Comments: Requires pyridoxal phosphate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 68518-07-0


1. Gough, S.P. and Kannangara, C.G. Biosynthesis of Δ-aminolevulinate in greening barley leaves: glutamate 1-semialdehyde aminotransferase. Carlsberg Res. Commun. 43 (1978) 185-194.

[EC created 1983]

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