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Description Valine--pyruvate aminotransferase.
Alternative names Transaminase C;
Alanine--valine transaminase;
Alanine-oxoisovalerate aminotransferase;
Alanine-ketoisovalerate transaminase;
Catalyzed reaction L-valine + pyruvate = 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoate + L-alanine.
Cofactor Pyridoxal-phosphate.
Comments -!- Different from EC
These enzymes catalyze the transamination of L-valine, a reaction that is also catalyzed by branched-chain amino acid transaminases (EC However, the known valine-pyruvate aminotransferases are fold-type I enzymes, whereas the enzymes in the family are are fold-type IV. This may represent yet another instance of convergent evolution in PLP-dependent enzymes.

One gene product from C. glutamicum has recently been assigned to this activity, after some preliminary characterization. This Corynebacterium enzyme is also a fold-type I protein, but very different from the AvtA gene product from E. coli, and related to families and (aspartate aminotransferase and aromatic amino acid aminotransferase, respectively).

Organisms -Eubacteria

Family (13)
Links Enzyme (activities)
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KEGG (pathways)
PLPMDB (PLP mutants)
 Marienhagen J, Kennerknecht N, Sahm H, Eggeling L. (2005) Functional analysis of all aminotransferase proteins inferred from the genome sequence of Corynebacterium glutamicum J Bacteriol 187 7639-46.

 Wang, M. D.; Liu, L.; Wang, B. M.; Berg, C. M. (1987) Cloning and characterization of the Escherichia coli K-12 alanine- valine transaminase (avtA) gene J Bacteriol 169 4228-34.

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