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Accepted name: glutamate-1-semialdehyde 2,1-aminomutase
Reaction: L-glutamate 1-semialdehyde = 5-aminolevulinate
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Glossary: L-glutamate 1-semialdehyde = (S)-4-amino-5-oxopentanoate
Other name(s): glutamate-1-semialdehyde aminotransferase
Systematic name: (S)-4-amino-5-oxopentanoate 4,5-aminomutase
Comments: Requires pyridoxal phosphate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 68518-07-0
1.  Gough, S.P. and Kannangara, C.G. Biosynthesis of δ-aminolevulinate in greening barley leaves: glutamate 1-semialdehyde aminotransferase. Carlsberg Res. Commun. 43 (1978) 185–194.
[EC created 1983]

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