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Information on EC 4.1.1.28 - aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase

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     4 Lyases
         4.1 Carbon-carbon lyases
             4.1.1 Carboxy-lyases
                4.1.1.28 aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase
IUBMB Comments
A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. The enzyme also acts on some other aromatic L-amino acids, including L-tryptophan, L-tyrosine and L-phenylalanine.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine carboxylase, 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine decarboxylase, 5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan decarboxylase, 5-Hydroxytryptophan decarboxylase, 5-hydroxytryptophan hydroxylase, 5HTP decarboxylase, AAAC, AAAD, AACD, AADC, more
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5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan = 5-hydroxytryptamine + CO2
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L-dopa = dopamine + CO2
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