The Enzyme Database

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EC 4.1.1.115     
Accepted name: indoleacetate decarboxylase
Reaction: (1H-indol-3-yl)acetate = skatole + CO2
For diagram of indoleacetic acid biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: (1H-indol-3-yl)acetate = indoleacetate
skatole = 3-methyl-1H-indole
Other name(s): IAD
Systematic name: (1H-indol-3-yl)acetate carboxy-lyase (skatole-forming)
Comments: This glycyl radical enzyme has been isolate from a number of bacterial species. Skatole contributes to the characteristic smell of animal faeces.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Liu, D., Wei, Y., Liu, X., Zhou, Y., Jiang, L., Yin, J., Wang, F., Hu, Y., Nanjaraj Urs, A.N., Liu, Y., Ang, E.L., Zhao, S., Zhao, H. and Zhang, Y. Indoleacetate decarboxylase is a glycyl radical enzyme catalysing the formation of malodorant skatole. Nat. Commun. 9:4224 (2018). [PMID: 30310076]
[EC 4.1.1.115 created 2019]
 
 


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