|Gene:||tpa||Accession Number: G-2723 (MetaCyc)|
Species: Rhodococcus opacus
The enzyme was purified to a level of >95% purity by an anion-exchange column. It's identity was confirmed by sequencing the N-terminal 7 amino acids. This sequence (MDVTELR) was identical with the sequence deduced from the tpa gene. The enzyme catalyzed both the conversion of taurine to alanine, and the reverse reaction, in which sulfoacetaldehyde disappeared [Denger04].
Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 50.0 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 50 kD (experimental) [Denger04 ]
|Cellular Component:||GO:0005829 - cytosol [Denger04]|
Enzymatic reaction of: taurine-pyruvate aminotransferase
EC Number: 18.104.22.168
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction of enzyme catalysis.
This reaction is reversible.
Denger04: Denger K, Ruff J, Schleheck D, Cook AM (2004). "Rhodococcus opacus expresses the xsc gene to utilize taurine as a carbon source or as a nitrogen source but not as a sulfur source." Microbiology 150(Pt 6);1859-67. PMID: 15184572
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