Methionine decarboxylase

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methionine decarboxylase
Identifiers
EC number 4.1.1.57
CAS number 37290-50-9
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / QuickGO

In enzymology, a methionine decarboxylase (EC 4.1.1.57) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

L-methionine 3-methylthiopropanamine + CO2

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, L-methionine, and two products, 3-methylthiopropanamine and 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-methionine carboxy-lyase (3-methylthiopropanamine-forming). Other names in common use include L-methionine decarboxylase, and L-methionine carboxy-lyase.

References[edit]

  • Hagion H; Nakayama K (1968). "Amino acid metabolism in microorganisms. Part IV. L-Methionine decarboxylase produced by Streptomyces strain". Agric. Biol. Chem. 32: 727–733. doi:10.1080/00021369.1968.10859127.