IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: kynurenine—glyoxylate transaminase

Reaction: L-kynurenine + glyoxylate = 4-(2-aminophenyl)-2,4-dioxobutanoate + glycine

For diagram click here (mechanism).

Other name(s): kynurenine-glyoxylate aminotransferase

Systematic name: L-kynurenine:glyoxylate aminotransferase (cyclizing)

Comments: Acts, more slowly, on L-phenylalanine, L-histidine and L-tyrosine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 74506-33-5


1. Harada, I. [Glucagen inducible kynurenine aminotransferase.] Wakayama Igaku 31 (1980) 61-68. (in Japanese)

[EC created 1983]

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