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Accepted name
glycine dehydrogenase (cyanide-forming)
glycine + 2 acceptor = hydrogen cyanide + CO2 + 2 reduced acceptor
Other name(s)
hydrogen cyanide synthase, HCN synthase
Systematic name
glycine:acceptor oxidoreductase (hydrogen-cyanide-forming)
The enzyme from Pseudomonas sp. contains FAD. The enzyme is membrane-bound, and the 2-electron acceptor is a component of the respiratory chain. The enzyme can act with various artificial electron acceptors, including phenazine methosulfate.
created 2002
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