IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 4.4.1.14

Accepted name: 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine = 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate + methylthioadenosine

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): 1-aminocyclopropanecarboxylate synthase; 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid synthase; 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthetase; aminocyclopropanecarboxylic acid synthase; aminocyclopropanecarboxylate synthase; ACC synthase; S-adenosyl-L-methionine methylthioadenosine-lyase

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine methylthioadenosine-lyase (1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate-forming)

Comments: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein. The enzyme catalyses an α,γ-elimination.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 72506-68-4

References:

1. Boller, T., Herner, R.C. and Kende, H. Assay for and enzymatic formation of an ethylene precursor, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid. Planta 145 (1979) 293-303.

2. Yu, Y.-B., Adams, D.O. and Yang, S.F. 1-Aminocyclopropanecarboxylate synthase, a key enzyme in ethylene biosynthesis. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 198 (1979) 280-296. [PMID: 507845]

[EC 4.4.1.14 created 1984]


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