4-aminobutyrate transaminasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme that converts brain gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba) into succinate semialdehyde, which can be converted to succinic acid and enter the citric acid cycle. It also acts on beta-alanine.

Chemical name: 4-Aminobutanoate:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase

Registry number: EC 2.6.1.19

(12 Dec 1998)