Aspartate/other aminotransferase (IPR000796)

Short name: Asp_trans

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



Aspartate aminotransferase is important for the metabolism of amino acids and Krebs-cycle related organic acids. In plants, it is involved in nitrogen metabolism and in aspects of carbon and energy metabolism. The enzyme catalyses the reaction: L-aspartate + 2-oxoglutarate = oxaloacetate + L-glutamate Aminotransferases share certain mechanistic features with other pyridoxal-phosphate-dependent enzymes, such as the covalent binding of the pyridoxal-phosphate group to a lysine residue [PMID: 1990006]. This family includes some aromatic-amino-acid aminotransferases too.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006520 cellular amino acid metabolic process

Molecular Function

GO:0008483 transaminase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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