| Protein Name :
Kynurenine--oxoglutarate transaminase 3
UniProtKB / Swiss-Prot ID : KAT3_MOUSE
Gene Name (Synonyms) :
Species : Mus musculus (Mouse).
Subcellular Localization :
Protein Function : Catalyzes the irreversible transamination of the L- tryptophan metabolite L-kynurenine to form kynurenic acid (KA). May catalyze the beta-elimination of S-conjugates and Se- conjugates of L-(seleno)cysteine, resulting in the cleavage of the C-S or C-Se bond (By similarity). Has transaminase activity towards L-kynurenine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, serine, cysteine, methionine, histidine, glutamine and asparagine with glyoxylate as an amino group acceptor (in vitro). Has lower activity with 2- oxoglutarate as amino group acceptor (in vitro).