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B6db activities: serine.decarboxylase

Description Serine decarboxylase (4.1.1.-)
Alternative names L-serine decarboxylase.
Catalyzed reaction L-serine = ethanolamine + CO(2).
Cofactor Pyridoxal-phosphate.
In plants, serine decarboxylation appears to be the main source of ethanolamine.
Serine decarboxylation appears to occur in Plasmodium, also.
Organisms -Plants


Links Enzyme (activities) serine_decarboxylase
BRENDA (activities) serine_decarboxylase
KEGG (pathways) serine_decarboxylase
PLPMDB (PLP mutants) serine_decarboxylase
 Rontein, D.; Nishida, I.; Tashiro, G.; Yoshioka, K.; Wu, W.I.; Voelker, D.R.; Basset G, Hanson, A.D. (2001) Plants synthesize ethanolamine by direct decarboxylation of serine using a pyridoxal phosphate enzyme. J Biol Chem 276 35523-9.

Articles on serine.decarboxylase
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B6db activities