beta-alanine-pyruvate aminotransferase

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β-a·la·nine-py·ru·vate a·mi·no·trans·fer·ase

(al'ă-nēn-pī-rū'vāt a-mē'nō-tranz'fĕr-ās),
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.