Requires pyridoxal phosphate. This enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Aeromonas jandaei, is specific for L-allo-threonine and can not act on either L-threonine or L-serine. Different from EC 18.104.22.168, L-threonine aldolase, and EC 22.214.171.124, low-specificity L-threonine aldolase. A previously listed enzyme with this name, EC 126.96.36.199, was deleted in 1971 after it was found to be identical to EC 188.8.131.52, glycine hydroxymethyltransferase.
Kataoka, M., Wada, M., Nishi, K., Yamada, H. and Shimizu, S. Purification and characterization of L-allo-threonine aldolase from Aeromonas jandaei DK-39. FEMS Microbiol. Lett.151 (1997) 245–248. [PMID: 9228760]