5-aminovalerate transaminase

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5-aminovalerate transaminase
Identifiers
EC number 2.6.1.48
CAS number 37277-97-7
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a 5-aminovalerate transaminase (EC 2.6.1.48) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

5-aminopentanoate + 2-oxoglutarate 5-oxopentanoate + L-glutamate

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are 5-aminopentanoate and 2-oxoglutarate, whereas its two products are 5-oxopentanoate and L-glutamate.

This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically the transaminases, which transfer nitrogenous groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 5-aminopentanoate:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase. Other names in common use include 5-aminovalerate aminotransferase, delta-aminovalerate aminotransferase, and delta-aminovalerate transaminase. This enzyme participates in lysine degradation. It employs one cofactor, pyridoxal phosphate.

References[edit]

  • Ichihara A, Ichihara EA, Suda M (1960). "Metabolism of L-lysine by bacterial enzymes. IV. delta-Aminovaleric acid-glutamic acid transaminase". J. Biochem. Tokyo. 48 (3): 412–420.