IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pantothenoylcysteine decarboxylase

Reaction: N-[(R)-pantothenoyl]-L-cysteine = pantetheine + CO2

Other name(s): pantothenylcysteine decarboxylase; N-[(R)-pantothenoyl]-L-cysteine carboxy-lyase

Systematic name: N-[(R)-pantothenoyl]-L-cysteine carboxy-lyase (pantetheine-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9024-65-1


1. Brown, G.M. Pantothenylcysteine, a precursor of pantotheine in Lactobacillus helveticus. J. Biol. Chem. 226 (1957) 651-661.

[EC created 1961]

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