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Description Homocysteine desulfhydrase
Alternative names Homocysteine desulfurase;
Homocysteine alpha-,gamma-lyase.
Catalyzed reaction L-homocysteine + H(2)O = H(2)S + NH(3) + 2-oxobutanoate.
Cofactor Pyridoxal-phosphate.
Comments The known enzymes catalyzing this reaction (e.g., an enzyme from Trichomonas vaginalis) also possess a substantial methionine gamma-lyase activity.
The corresponding sequences have been therefore grouped in family
Organisms -Eubacteria -Metazoa
Links Enzyme (activities)
BRENDA (activities)
KEGG (pathways)
PLPMDB (PLP mutants)
 Han Q, Lenz M, Tan Y, Xu M, Sun X, Tan X, Tan X, Tang L, Miljkovic D, Hoffman RM (1998) High expression, purification, and properties of recombinant homocysteine alpha, gamma-lyase Protein Expr Purif 14 267-74.

 Kallio R.E. (1951) Function of pyridoxal phosphate in desulfhydrase systems of Proteus morganii J Biol Chem 192 371-7.

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