Adenosylmethionine decarboxylase

Adenosylmethionine decarboxylase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme that catalyses the decarboxylation of s-adenosyl-l-methionine to yield 5'-deoxy-(5'-),3-aminopropyl-(1), methylsulfonium salt. It is one of the enzymes responsible for the synthesis of spermidine from putrescine.

chemical name: s-adenosyl-l-methionine carboxy-lyase

registry number: EC 4.1.1.50

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