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Description S-alkylcysteine lyase.
Alternative names S-alkyl-L-cysteine sulfoxide lyase;
S-alkyl-L-cysteine lyase;
Catalyzed reaction An S-alkyl-L-cysteine + H(2)O = an alkyl thiol + NH(3) + pyruvate.
Cofactor Pyridoxal-phosphate.
Comments -!- Decomposes S-alkyl-L-cysteines by alpha,beta-elimination.
-!- Possibly identical, in yeast, with EC
This activity is hardly distinguishable from that of cysteine-conjugate beta-lyase (EC
Many different PLP-dependent enzymes (including cystathionine beta-lyases) may be able to catalyze this reaction.
Organisms -Bacteria -Plants
Links Enzyme (activities)
BRENDA (activities)
KEGG (pathways)
PLPMDB (PLP mutants)
 Kamitani, H.; Esaki, N.; Tanaka, H.; Imahara, H.; Soda, K. (1990) Purification and characterization of S-alkylcysteine alpha,beta-lyase from Pseudomonas putida J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 36 339-47.

 Mazelis, M.; Creveling, R. K. (1975) Purification and properties of S-alkyl-L-cysteine lyase from seedlings of Acacia farnesiana Willd Biochem J 147 485-491.

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