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Accepted name: adenosylmethionine decarboxylase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine = S-adenosyl 3-(methylsulfanyl)propylamine + CO2
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Glossary: S-adenosyl 3-(methylsulfanyl)propylamine = (3-aminopropyl){[(2S,3S,4R,5R)-5-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-3,4-dihydroxytetrahydrofuran-2-yl]methyl}methylsulfonium
Other name(s): S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase; S-adenosyl-L-methionine decarboxylase; S-adenosyl-L-methionine carboxy-lyase; S-adenosyl-L-methionine carboxy-lyase [(5-deoxy-5-adenosyl)(3-aminopropyl)methylsulfonium-salt-forming]
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine carboxy-lyase [S-adenosyl 3-(methylsulfanyl)propylamine-forming]
Comments: The Escherichia coli enzyme contains a pyruvoyl group.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9036-20-8
1.  Anton, D.L. and Kutny, R. Escherichia coli S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase. Subunit structure, reductive amination, and NH2-terminal sequences. J. Biol. Chem. 262 (1987) 2817–2822. [PMID: 3546296]
2.  Tabor, C.W. Adenosylmethionine decarboxylase. Methods Enzymol. 5 (1962) 756–760. [DOI]
[EC created 1972]

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