This gene encodes a branched chain aminotransferase found in mitochondria. The encoded protein forms a dimer that catalyzes the first step in the production of the branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: BCAT(m); branched chain amino-acid transaminase 2, mitochondrial; branched chain aminotransferase 2, mitochondrial; Branched-chain-amino-acid aminotransferase, mitochondrial; heart branched chain aminotransferase precursor encoding mitochondrial protein; Placental protein 18; PP18
Gene Aliases: BCAM; Bcat-2; BCAT2; BCATM; BCT2; ECA40; mBcat; PP18