Accepted name: diiodotyrosine transaminase
Reaction: 3,5-diiodo-L-tyrosine + 2-oxoglutarate = 4-hydroxy-3,5-diiodophenylpyruvate + L-glutamate
Other name(s): diiodotyrosine aminotransferase; halogenated tyrosine aminotransferase; halogenated tyrosine transaminase
Systematic name: 3,5-diiodo-L-tyrosine:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. Also acts on 3,5-dichloro-, 3,5-dibromo- and 3-iodo-L-tyrosine, thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
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2.  Nakano, M. and Danowski, T.S. Thyroid-hormone transaminase and oxidase in rat-kidney mitochondria. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 85 (1964) 18–28. [PMID: 14159298]
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