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Accepted name: valine—pyruvate transaminase
Reaction: L-valine + pyruvate = 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate + L-alanine
For diagram of reaction, click here, of isoleucine and valine biosynthesis, click here and for diagram of mechanism, click here
Other name(s): transaminase C; valine-pyruvate aminotransferase; alanine-oxoisovalerate aminotransferase
Systematic name: L-valine:pyruvate aminotransferase
Comments: Different from EC, branched-chain-amino-acid-transaminase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 73379-50-7
1.  Falkinham, J.O. , III Identification of a mutation affecting an alanine-α-ketoisovalerate transaminase activity in Escherichia coli K-12. Mol. Gen. Genet. 176 (1979) 147–149. [PMID: 396446]
2.  Rudman, D. and Meister, A. Transamination in Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 200 (1953) 591–604. [PMID: 13034817]
[EC created 1984]

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