"Glutamate Decarboxylase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A pyridoxal-phosphate protein that catalyzes the alpha-decarboxylation of L-glutamic acid to form gamma-aminobutyric acid and carbon dioxide. The enzyme is found in bacteria and in invertebrate and vertebrate nervous systems. It is the rate-limiting enzyme in determining GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in normal nervous tissues. The brain enzyme also acts on L-cysteate, L-cysteine sulfinate, and L-aspartate. EC 188.8.131.52.
- Glutamate Decarboxylase
- Decarboxylase, Glutamate
- Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase
- Acid Decarboxylase, Glutamic
- Decarboxylase, Glutamic Acid
- Glutamate Carboxy-Lyase
- Carboxy-Lyase, Glutamate
- Glutamate Carboxy Lyase
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