IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: methionine decarboxylase

Reaction: L-methionine = 3-(methylsulfanyl)propanamine + CO2

Other name(s): L-methionine decarboxylase; L-methionine carboxy-lyase; L-methionine carboxy-lyase (3-methylthiopropanamine-forming)

Systematic name: L-methionine carboxy-lyase [3-(methylsulfanyl)propanamine-forming]

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37290-50-9


1. Hagion, H. and Nakayama, K. Amino acid metabolism in microorganisms. Part IV. L-Methionine decarboxylase produced by Streptomyces strain. Agric. Biol. Chem. 32 (1968) 727-733.

[EC created 1972]

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