IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: valine—pyruvate transaminase

Reaction: L-valine + pyruvate = 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate + L-alanine

For diagram click here and anther example (mechanism).

Other name(s): transaminase C; valine-pyruvate aminotransferase; alanine-oxoisovalerate aminotransferase

Systematic name: L-valine:pyruvate aminotransferase

Comments: Different from EC, branched-chain-amino-acid-transaminase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 73379-50-7


1. Falkinham, J.O., III Identification of a mutation affecting an alanine-α-ketoisovalerate transaminase activity in Escherichia coli K-12. Mol. Gen. Genet. 176 (1979) 147-149. [PMID: 396446]

2. Rudman, D. and Meister, A. Transamination in Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 200 (1953) 591-604.

[EC created 1984]

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