IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: D-cysteine desulfhydrase

Reaction: D-cysteine + H2O = sulfide + NH3 + pyruvate

Other name(s): D-cysteine lyase; D-cysteine sulfide-lyase (deaminating)

Systematic name: D-cysteine sulfide-lyase (deaminating; pyruvate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 84012-74-8


1. Nagasawa, T., Ishii, T., Kumagai, H. and Yamada, H. D-Cysteine desulfhydrase of Escherichia coli. Purification and characterization. Eur. J. Biochem. 153 (1985) 541-551. [PMID: 3908101]

2. Schmidt, A. A cysteine desulfhydrase from spinach leaves specific for D-cysteine. Z. Pflanzenphysiol. 107 (1982) 301-312.

3. Schmidt, A. and Erdle, I. A cysteine desulfhydrase specific for D-cysteine from the green-alga Chlorella fusca. Z. Naturforsch. C: Biosci. 38 (1983) 428-435.

[EC created 1986]

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