Aminotransferase

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Aminotransferase/transaminase enzymes are involved in the degredation of amino acids.

They catalyse the substitution of an amino group from an α-amino acid with an oxygen from the carbonyl group of and α-ketoacid. 


Taken from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22475/[1]

Taken from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22475/

References

  1. Berg J., Tymoczko J and Stryer L. (2007) Biochemistry, 6th edition, New York: WH Freeman
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