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Accepted name: tyrosine decarboxylase
Reaction: L-tyrosine = tyramine + CO2
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Other name(s): L-tyrosine decarboxylase; L-(-)-tyrosine apodecarboxylase; L-tyrosine carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: L-tyrosine carboxy-lyase (tyramine-forming)
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. The bacterial enzyme also acts on 3-hydroxytyrosine and, more slowly, on 3-hydroxyphenylalanine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9002-09-9
1.  McGilvery, R.W. and Cohen, P.P. The decarboxylation of L-phenylalanine by Streptococcus faecalis R. J. Biol. Chem. 174 (1948) 813–816. [PMID: 18871240]
[EC created 1961]

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