IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: adenosylmethionine decarboxylase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine = S-adenosyl 3-(methylsulfanyl)propylamine + CO2

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Other name(s): S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase; S-adenosyl-L-methionine decarboxylase; S-adenosyl-L-methionine carboxy-lyase; S-adenosyl-L-methionine carboxy-lyase [(5-deoxy-5-adenosyl)(3-aminopropyl)methylsulfonium-salt-forming]

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine carboxy-lyase [S-adenosyl 3-(methylsulfanyl)propylamine-forming]

Comments: The Escherichia coli enzyme contains a pyruvoyl group.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9036-20-8


1. Anton, D.A.and Kutny, R. Escherichia coli S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase. Subunit structure, reductive amination, and NH2-terminal sequences. J. Biol. Chem. 262 (1987) 2817-2822. [PMID: 3546296]

2. Tabor, C.W. Adenosylmethionine decarboxylase.Methods Enzymol. 5 (1962) 756-760.

[EC created 1972]

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