IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: S-carboxymethylcysteine synthase

Reaction: 3-chloro-L-alanine + thioglycolate = S-carboxymethyl-L-cysteine + chloride

Other name(s): S-carboxymethyl-L-cysteine synthase

Systematic name: 3-chloro-L-alanine chloride-lyase (adding thioglycolate; S-carboxymethyl-L-cysteine-forming)

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 124671-39-2


1. Kumagai, H., Suzuki, H., Shigematsu, H. and Tuchikura, T. S-Carboxymethylcysteine synthase from Escherichia coli. Agric. Biol. Chem. 53 (1989) 2481-2487.

[EC created 1992]

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