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Chem Commun (Camb). 2001 Sep 21;(18):1760-1.

Identification of Tyr58 as the proton donor in the aspartate-alpha-decarboxylase reaction.

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University Chemical Laboratory, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, UK CB2 1EW.

Abstract

The decarboxylation of L-aspartate by E. coli L-aspartate-alpha-decarboxylase (ADC) is shown to occur with retention of configuration; analysis of the protein structure identifies Tyr58 as the proton donor in the decarboxylation mechanism.

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