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Accepted name: alliin lyase
Reaction: an S-alkyl-L-cysteine S-oxide = an alkyl sulfenate + 2-aminoacrylate
Other name(s): alliinase; cysteine sulfoxide lyase; alkylcysteine sulfoxide lyase; S-alkylcysteine sulfoxide lyase; L-cysteine sulfoxide lyase; S-alkyl-L-cysteine sulfoxide lyase; alliin alkyl-sulfenate-lyase
Systematic name: S-alkyl-L-cysteine S-oxide alkyl-sulfenate-lyase (2-aminoacrylate-forming)
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9031-77-0
1.  Durbin, R.D. and Uchytil, T.F. Purification and properties of alliin lyase from the fungus Penicillium corymbiferum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 235 (1971) 518–520.
2.  Goryachenkova, E.V. [Enzyme in garlic which forms allycine (allyinase), a protein with phosphopyridoxal.] Dokl. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 87 (1952) 457–460. (in Russian)
3.  Jacobsen, J.V., Yamaguchi, M., Howard, F.D. and Bernhard, R.A. Product inhibition of the cysteine sulfoxide lyase of Tulbaghia violacea. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 127 (1968) 252–258.
[EC created 1961]

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