- L-arginine agmatine + CO2
This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the carboxy-lyases, which cleave carbon-carbon bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is L-arginine carboxy-lyase (agmatine-forming). Other names in common use include SpeA, and L-arginine carboxy-lyase. This enzyme participates in urea cycle and metabolism of amino groups and glutamate metabolism. It employs one cofactor, pyridoxal phosphate.
- IUBMB entry for 220.127.116.11
- BRENDA references for 18.104.22.168 (Recommended.)
- PubMed references for 22.214.171.124
- PubMed Central references for 126.96.36.199
- Google Scholar references for 188.8.131.52
- Blethen SL, Boeker EA, Snell EE (1968). "Argenine decarboxylase from Escherichia coli. I. Purification and specificity for substrates and coenzyme". J. Biol. Chem. 243: 1671&ndash, 7. PMID 4870599.
- Ramakrishna S, Adiga PR (1975). "Arginine decarboxylase from Lathyrus sativus seedlings. Purification and properites". Eur. J. Biochem. 59: 377&ndash, 86. PMID 1252.
- Taylor ES and Gale EF (1945). "Studies on bacterial amino-acid decarboxylases. 6. Codecarboxylase content and action of inhibitors". Biochem. J. 39: 52&ndash, 58.
- The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 9024-77-5.
Gene Ontology (GO) codes
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