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Accepted name: histidine transaminase
Reaction: L-histidine + 2-oxoglutarate = (imidazol-5-yl)pyruvate + L-glutamate
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Other name(s): histidine aminotransferase; histidine-2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase
Systematic name: L-histidine:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 37277-92-2
1.  Coote, J.G. and Hassall, H. The role of imidazol-5-yl-lactate-nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidoreductase and histidine-2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase in the degradation of imidazol-5-yl-lactate by Pseudomonas acidovorans. Biochem. J. 111 (1969) 237–239. [PMID: 4303364]
2.  Wickremasinghe, R., Hedegaard, J. and Roche, J. Dégradation de la L-histidine chez Escherichia coli B: formation de l’acide imidazolepyruvique par une histidine-transaminase. C.R. Soc. Biol. 161 (1967) 1891–1896.
[EC created 1972]

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