IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: hydroxyglutamate decarboxylase

Reaction: 3-hydroxy-L-glutamate = 4-amino-3-hydroxybutanoate + CO2

Other name(s): 3-hydroxy-L-glutamate 1-carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: 3-hydroxy-L-glutamate 1-carboxy-lyase (4-amino-3-hydroxybutanoate-forming)

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9024-59-3


1. Umbreit, W.W. and Heneage, P. β-Hydroxyglutamic acid decarboxylase. J. Biol. Chem. 201 (1953) 15-20.

[EC created 1961]

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