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Information on EC 4.1.1.1 - pyruvate decarboxylase

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IUBMB Comments

A thiamine-diphosphate protein. Also catalyses acyloin formation.

The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria, Archaea

Synonyms
pdc, pyruvate decarboxylase, acetohydroxyacid synthase, yeast pyruvate decarboxylase, pdc1p, ifpl730, p59nc, pyruvate decarboxylase 1, zmpdc, pdc5p, more

REACTION
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ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
a 2-oxo carboxylate = an aldehyde + CO2
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