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Accepted name: kynurenine—glyoxylate transaminase
Reaction: L-kynurenine + glyoxylate = 4-(2-aminophenyl)-2,4-dioxobutanoate + glycine
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Other name(s): kynurenine-glyoxylate aminotransferase
Systematic name: L-kynurenine:glyoxylate aminotransferase (cyclizing)
Comments: Acts, more slowly, on L-phenylalanine, L-histidine and L-tyrosine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 74506-33-5
1.  Harada, I. [Glucagen inducible kynurenine aminotransferase.] Wakayama Igaku 31 (1980) 61–68. (in Japanese)
[EC created 1983]

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