IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dimethylpropiothetin dethiomethylase

Reaction: S,S-dimethyl-β-propiothetin = dimethyl sulfide + acrylate

For diagram of reaction 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, KEGG, Metacyc, 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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