Reaction: L-lysine = cadaverine + CO2
Other name(s): L-lysine carboxy-lyase
Systematic name: L-lysine carboxy-lyase (cadaverine-forming)
Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. Also acts on 5-hydroxy-L-lysine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9024-76-4
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