Pronunciation: al′ă-nēn-pī-rū′vāt a-mē′nō-tranz′fĕr-ās
Definition: An enzyme that reversibly transfers the amino group of β-alanine to pyruvate, thus producing l-alanine and malonate semialdehyde. A deficiency of this enzyme is believed to be the cause of hyper-β-alaninemia.
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