IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: valine—3-methyl-2-oxovalerate transaminase

Reaction: L-valine + (S)-3-methyl-2-oxopentanoate = 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate + L-isoleucine

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s): valine—isoleucine transaminase; valine-3-methyl-2-oxovalerate aminotransferase; alanine-valine transaminase; valine-2-keto-methylvalerate aminotransferase; valine-isoleucine aminotransferase

Systematic name: L-valine:(S)-3-methyl-2-oxopentanoate aminotransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9023-14-7


1. Kagan, Z.S., Dronov, A.S. and Kretovich, V.L. [Some properties of valine-isoleucine- and valine-glutamate-aminotransferases of pea sprouts.] Dokl. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 179 (1968) 1236-1239. (in Russian)

[EC created 1972, modified 1976]

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