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Substance Name: Adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase
RN: 9036-20-8


  • An enzyme that catalyzes 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. EC
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase

MeSH Heading

  • Adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase


  • Decarboxylase, Adenosylmethionine
  • Decarboxylase, S-Adenosylmethionine
  • S Adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase
  • S-Adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase

Systematic Name

  • S-Adenosyl-L-methionine carboxy-lyase

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9036-20-8

System Generated Number

  • 0009036208