aspartate 1-decarboxylase heterooctamer, E.Coli
|PDB structures||RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum|
|Gene Ontology||AmiGO / QuickGO|
- L-aspartate beta-alanine + CO2
This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the carboxy-lyases, which cleave carbon-carbon bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is L-aspartate 1-carboxy-lyase (beta-alanine-forming). Other names in common use include aspartate alpha-decarboxylase, L-aspartate alpha-decarboxylase, aspartic alpha-decarboxylase, and L-aspartate 1-carboxy-lyase. This enzyme participates in alanine and aspartate metabolism and beta-alanine metabolism.
- Williamson JM, Brown GM (1979). "Purification and properties of L-Aspartate-alpha-decarboxylase, an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of beta-alanine in Escherichia coli". J. Biol. Chem. 254 (16): 8074–82. PMID 381298.
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