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.