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Accepted name: cysteine transaminase
Reaction: L-cysteine + 2-oxoglutarate = 2-oxo-3-sulfanylpropanoate + L-glutamate
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Other name(s): cysteine aminotransferase; L-cysteine aminotransferase; CGT
Systematic name: L-cysteine:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9030-32-4
1.  Chatagner, F. and Sauret-Ignazi, G. Role des transamination et du phosphate de pyridoxal dans la formation enzymatique de H2S a partir de la cystéine par le foie du rat en anaérobiose. Bull. Soc. Chim. Biol. 38 (1956) 415–428. [PMID: 13342749]
[EC created 1961]

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