The stereochemistry of the enzymic decarboxylation of L-arginine and of L-ornithine Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The decarboxylation of L-ornithine to yield putrescine, catalyzed by the L-ornithine decarboxylase (EC 4.1.1.17) of E. coli, and the decarboxylation of L-arginine to yield agmatine, catalyzed by the L-arginine decarboxylase (EC 4.1.1.19) of E. coli, take place with retention of configuration.

publication date

  • November 15, 1982