IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-alanine—pyruvate transaminase

Reaction: L-alanine + 3-oxopropanoate = pyruvate + β-alanine

Other name(s): β-alanine-pyruvate aminotransferase; β-alanine-α-alanine transaminase

Systematic name: L-alanine:3-oxopropanoate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 61461-61-8


1. Hayaishi, O., Nishizuka, Y., Tatibana, M., Takeshita, M. and Kuno, S. Enzymatic studies on the metabolism of β-alanine. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 781-790.

2. Stinson, R.A. and Spencer, M.S. β-Aalanine aminotransferase(s) from a plant source. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 34 (1969) 120-127. [PMID: 5762452]

[EC created 1965]

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