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Accepted name: lysine decarboxylase
Reaction: L-lysine = cadaverine + CO2
Other name(s): L-lysine carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: L-lysine carboxy-lyase (cadaverine-forming)
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. Also acts on 5-hydroxy-L-lysine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9024-76-4
1.  Gale, E.F. and Epps, H.M.R. Studies on bacterial amino-acid decarboxylases. 1. l(+)-lysine decarboxylase. Biochem. J. 38 (1944) 232–242. [PMID: 16747785]
2.  Soda, K. and Moriguchi, M. Crystalline lysine decarboxylase. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 34 (1969) 34–39. [PMID: 5762458]
[EC created 1961]

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