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Accepted name: alanine—oxo-acid transaminase
Reaction: L-alanine + a 2-oxo carboxylate = pyruvate + an L-amino acid
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Other name(s): L-alanine-α-keto acid aminotransferase; leucine-alanine transaminase; alanine-keto acid aminotransferase; alanine-oxo acid aminotransferase
Systematic name: L-alanine:2-oxo-acid aminotransferase
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9030-41-5
1.  Altenbern, R.A. and Housewright, R.D. Transaminases in smooth Brucella abortus, strain 19. J. Biol. Chem. 204 (1953) 159–167. [PMID: 13084587]
2.  Rowsell, E.V. Transaminations with pyruvate and other α-keto acids. Biochem. J. 64 (1956) 246–252. [PMID: 13363834]
3.  Sallach, H.J. Formation of serine from hydroxypyruvate and L-alanine. J. Biol. Chem. 223 (1956) 1101–1108. [PMID: 13385257]
4.  Wilson, D.G., King, K.W. and Burris, R.H. Transaminase reactions in plants. J. Biol. Chem. 208 (1954) 863–874. [PMID: 13174595]
[EC created 1961]

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