The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: phenylpyruvate decarboxylase
Reaction: phenylpyruvate = phenylacetaldehyde + CO2
Other name(s): phenylpyruvate carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: phenylpyruvate carboxy-lyase (phenylacetaldehyde-forming)
Comments: Also acts on (indol-3-yl)pyruvate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 37289-45-5
1.  Asakawa, T., Wada, H. and Yamano, T. Enzymatic conversion of phenylpyruvate to phenylacetate. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 170 (1968) 375–391. [DOI] [PMID: 4303395]
[EC created 1972]

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