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Accepted name: phenylalanine decarboxylase
Reaction: L-phenylalanine = phenylethylamine + CO2
Other name(s): L-phenylalanine decarboxylase; aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (ambiguous); L-phenylalanine carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: L-phenylalanine carboxy-lyase (phenylethylamine-forming)
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. Also acts on tyrosine and other aromatic amino acids.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9075-72-3
1.  Lovenberg, W., Weissbach, H. and Udenfriend, S. Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase. J. Biol. Chem. 237 (1962) 89–93. [PMID: 14466899]
2.  Schulz, A.R. and Oliner, L. The possible role of thyroid aromatic amino acid decarboxylase in thyroxine biosynthesis. Life Sci. 6 (1967) 873–880. [PMID: 6034195]
[EC created 1972]

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