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Accepted name: putrescine—pyruvate transaminase
Reaction: putrescine + pyruvate = 4-aminobutanal + alanine
Other name(s): spuC (gene name)
Systematic name: putrescine:pyruvate aminotransferase
Comments: A pyridoxal 5′-phosphate protein. The enzyme, studied in the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, participates in a putrescine degradation pathway. cf. EC, putrescine—2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Lu, C.D., Itoh, Y., Nakada, Y. and Jiang, Y. Functional analysis and regulation of the divergent spuABCDEFGH-spuI operons for polyamine uptake and utilization in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. J. Bacteriol. 184 (2002) 3765–3773. [DOI] [PMID: 12081945]
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