neomycin C + 2-oxoglutarate = 6′′′-deamino-6′′′-oxoneomycin C + L-glutamate
neoN (gene name)
2-oxoglutarate:neomycin C aminotransferase
The reaction occurs in vivo in the opposite direction. Involved in the biosynthetic pathway of aminoglycoside antibiotics of the neomycin family. Works in combination with EC 18.104.22.168, 6′′′-hydroxyneomycin C oxidase, to replace the 6′′′-hydroxy group of 6′′′-deamino-6′′′-hydroxyneomycin C with an amino group.
The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Streptomyces fradiae, can also catalyse EC 22.214.171.124, neamine transaminase.
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