The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: carnitine decarboxylase
Reaction: carnitine = 2-methylcholine + CO2
Other name(s): carnitine carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: carnitine carboxy-lyase (2-methylcholine-forming)
Comments: Requires ATP.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 37237-38-0
1.  Khairallah, E.A. and Wolf, G. Carnitine decarboxylase. The conversion of carnitine to β-methylcholine. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 32–39. [PMID: 6016331]
[EC created 1972]

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