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type Journal Article
authors Tamaki, N.; Aoyama, H.; Kubo, K.; Ikeda, T.; Hama, T.
title Purification and properties of beta-alanine aminotransferase from rabbit liver
journal J Biochem (Tokyo)
ui 83082691
year (1982)
volume 92
number 4
pages 1009-1017.
keywords 4-Aminobutyrate Transaminase/metabolism
abstract beta-Alanine aminotransferase from rabbit liver has been purified 1,700- fold over the initial liver extract. The purified enzyme was shown to be homogeneous by disc electrophoresis and SDS polyacrylamide electrophoresis. The molecular weight of the purified enzyme determined by gel filtration was 95,000 +/- 5,700 and the subunit molecular weight was 48,000 +/- 2,100. The enzyme showed absorption maxima at 282, 330, and 414 nm and contained only 1 mol of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate/mol of dimer. The pH optimum for enzyme activity was 8.8 and the Km values for beta-alanine and 2-oxoglutaric acid were calculated to be 3.9 and 1.4 mM, respectively. The enzyme catalyzed transamination of various omega- amino acids with 2-oxoglutaric acid, which was a favourable amino acceptor. beta-Alanine, gamma-aminobutyric acid, and beta- aminoisobutyric acid, which are naturally occurring substrates, were preferred amino donors, but taurine, alanine, ornithine, spermine, and spermidine were not. 6-Azauracil inhibited the enzyme activity with a Ki of approximately 1.5 mM. From the above properties, beta-alanine aminotransferase from rabbit liver was seen to closely resemble with 4- aminobutyrate aminotransferase from liver and brain.
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