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Accepted name: glutamine—pyruvate transaminase
Reaction: L-glutamine + pyruvate = 2-oxoglutaramate + L-alanine
For diagram of EC 2.6.1, click here
Other name(s): glutaminase II; L-glutamine transaminase L; glutamine-oxo-acid transaminase
Systematic name: L-glutamine:pyruvate aminotransferase
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. L-Methionine can act as donor; glyoxylate can act as acceptor.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9030-44-8
1.  Cooper, A.J.L. and Meister, A. Isolation and properties of highly purified glutamine transaminase. Biochemistry 11 (1972) 661–671. [PMID: 5059882]
2.  Meister, A. Studies on the mechanism and specificity of the glutamine-α-keto acid transamination-deamidation reaction. J. Biol. Chem. 210 (1954) 17–35. [PMID: 13201566]
[EC created 1961]

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