IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 2.6.1.3

Accepted name: cysteine transaminase

Reaction: L-cysteine + 2-oxoglutarate = mercaptopyruvate + L-glutamate

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s): cysteine aminotransferase; L-cysteine aminotransferase; CGT

Systematic name: L-cysteine:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9030-32-4

References:

1. Chatagner, F. and Sauret-Ignazi, G. Role des transamination et du phosphate de pyridoxal dans la formation enzymatique de H2S a partir de la cystéine par le foie du rat en anaérobiose. Bull. Soc. Chim. Biol. 38 (1956) 415-428.

[EC 2.6.1.3 created 1961]


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