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Name: Glutamate Decarboxylase
Description: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein that catalyzes the alpha-decarboxylation of L-glutamic acid to form gamma-aminobutyric acid and carbon dioxide. The enzyme is found in bacteria and in invertebrate and vertebrate nervous systems. It is the rate-limiting enzyme in determining GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in normal nervous tissues. The brain enzyme also acts on L-cysteate, L-cysteine sulfinate, and L-aspartate. EC 4.1.1.15.
Synonyms:
Acid Decarboxylase, Glutamic; Carboxy-Lyase, Glutamate; L-Glutamate-1-carboxy-lyase; Glutamate Carboxy Lyase; Decarboxylase, Glutamate; Decarboxylase, Glutamic Acid; Glutamate Carboxy-Lyase; Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase