Definitions for tyrosine transaminase
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An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-TYROSINE and 2-oxoglutarate to 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate and L-GLUTAMATE. It is a pyridoxal-phosphate protein. L-PHENYLALANINE is hydroxylated to L-tyrosine. The mitochondrial enzyme may be identical with ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASES (EC 126.96.36.199.). Deficiency of this enzyme may cause type II Tyrosinemia (see TYROSINEMIAS). EC 188.8.131.52.
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