Family

Tyrosine aminotransferase (IPR005957)

Short name: Tyrosine_aminoTrfase

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships

Description

This entry describes tyrosine aminotransferase (EC:2.6.1.5) as found in animals and Trypanosoma cruzi (Euglenozoa). It is the first enzyme of a pathway of tyrosine degradation via homogentisate. L-tyrosine + 2-oxoglutarate = 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate + L-glutamate.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0009072 aromatic amino acid family metabolic process

Molecular Function

GO:0004838 L-tyrosine:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase activity
GO:0030170 pyridoxal phosphate binding

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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TIGRFAMs