IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: succinyldiaminopimelate transaminase

Reaction: N-succinyl-L-2,6-diaminoheptanedioate + 2-oxoglutarate = N-succinyl-L-2-amino-6-oxoheptanedioate + L-glutamate

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Other name(s): succinyldiaminopimelate aminotransferase; N-succinyl-L-diaminopimelic glutamic transaminase

Systematic name: N-succinyl-L-2,6-diaminoheptanedioate:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9030-46-0


1. Peterkofsky, B. and Gilvarg, C. N-Succinyl-L-diaminopimelic-glutamic transaminase. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 1432-1438.

[EC created 1965]

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