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Accepted name: dimethylpropiothetin dethiomethylase
Reaction: S,S-dimethyl-β-propiothetin = dimethyl sulfide + acrylate
For diagram of 3-(dimethylsulfonio)propanoate metabolism, click here
Other name(s): desulfhydrase; S,S-dimethyl-β-propiothetin dimethyl-sulfide-lyase
Systematic name: S,S-dimethyl-β-propiothetin dimethyl-sulfide-lyase (acrylate-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-85-1
1.  Cantoni, G.L. and Anderson, D.G. Enzymatic cleavage of dimethylpropiothetin by Polysiphonia lanosa. J. Biol. Chem. 222 (1956) 171–177. [PMID: 13366990]
[EC created 1961]

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