Accepted name: L-allo-threonine aldolase
Reaction: L-allo-threonine = glycine + acetaldehyde
Systematic name: L-allo-threonine acetaldehyde-lyase (glycine-forming)
Comments: Requires pyridoxal phosphate. This enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Aeromonas jandaei, is specific for L-allo-threonine and can not act on either L-threonine or L-serine. Different from EC, L-threonine aldolase, and EC, low-specificity L-threonine aldolase. A previously listed enzyme with this name, EC, was deleted in 1971 after it was found to be identical to EC, glycine hydroxymethyltransferase.
1.  Kataoka, M., Wada, M., Nishi, K., Yamada, H. and Shimizu, S. Purification and characterization of L-allo-threonine aldolase from Aeromonas jandaei DK-39. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 151 (1997) 245–248. [PMID: 9228760]
[EC created 2011]