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Accepted name: L-cysteate decarboxylase
Reaction: L-cysteate = taurine + CO2
Other name(s): CAD
Systematic name: L-cysteate carboxy-lyase (taurine-forming)
Comments: Requires pyridoxal 5′-phosphate. The enzyme, characterized from chicken, is specific for L-cysteate and has poor activity with 3-sulfino-L-alanine. cf. EC, sulfinoalanine decarboxylase.
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1.  Malatesta, M., Mori, G., Acquotti, D., Campanini, B., Peracchi, A., Antin, P.B. and Percudani, R. Birth of a pathway for sulfur metabolism in early amniote evolution. Nat Ecol Evol 4 (2020) 1239–1246. [DOI] [PMID: 32601391]
[EC created 2022]

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