|Superclasses:||Reactions Classified By Conversion Type → Simple Reactions → Chemical Reactions|
|Reactions Classified By Substrate → Small-Molecule Reactions|
EC Number: 184.108.40.206
Reaction Locations: periplasm (sensu Gram-negative Bacteria), cytosol
The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
Most BioCyc compounds have been protonated to a reference pH value of 7.3. Please see the PGDB Concepts Guide for more information.
Mass balance status: Balanced.
Enzyme Commission Primary Name: arginine decarboxylase
Enzyme Commission Synonyms: SpeA, L-arginine carboxy-lyase
This is the first step in the biosynthesis of spermidine from arginine.
Enzyme Commission Summary:
A pyridoxal-phosphate protein.
Blethen68: Blethen SL, Boeker EA, Snell EE (1968). "Argenine decarboxylase from Escherichia coli. I. Purification and specificity for substrates and coenzyme." J Biol Chem 1968;243(8);1671-7. PMID: 4870599
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