EC - Aminolevulinate transaminase

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Accepted name:
aminolevulinate transaminase
Other names:
4,5-dioxovalerate aminotransferase
4,5-dioxovaleric acid aminotransferase
4,5-dioxovaleric acid transaminase
4,5-dioxovaleric transaminase
5-aminolevulinic acid transaminase
γ,δ-dioxovalerate aminotransferase
γ,δ-dioxovaleric acid transaminase
L-alanine:4,5-dioxovaleric acid transaminase
L-alanine:dioxovalerate transaminase
L-alanine—4,5-dioxovalerate aminotransferase
DOVA transaminase
alanine:4,5-dioxovalerate aminotransferase
alanine—γ,δ-dioxovalerate aminotransferase
alanine—dioxovalerate aminotransferase
aminolevulinate aminotransferase
aminolevulinic acid transaminase
dioxovalerate transaminase
Systematic name:
5-aminolevulinate:pyruvate aminotransferase




A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047665
CAS Registry Number: 9012-46-8


  1. Gibson, K.D., Matthew, M. and Neuberger, A.
    Biosynthesis of porphyrins and chlorophylls.
    Nature 192 : 204-208 (1961).
  2. Neuberger, A. and Turner, J.M.
    γ,δ-Dioxovalerate aminotransferase activity in Rhodopseudomonas spheroides.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 67 : 342-345 (1963).

[EC created 1972]