IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: valine decarboxylase

Reaction: L-valine = 2-methylpropanamine + CO2

Other name(s): leucine decarboxylase; L-valine carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: L-valine carboxy-lyase (2-methylpropanamine-forming)

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. Also acts on L-leucine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9031-16-7


1. Sutton, C.R. and King, H.K. Inhibition of leucine decarboxylase by thiol-binding reagents. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 96 (1962) 360-370.

[EC created 1961]

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