Medical Definition of Glutamate decarboxylase

1. A pyridoxal-phosphate protein that catalyses 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 gaba levels in normal nervous tissues. The brain enzyme also acts on l-cysteate, l-cysteine sulfinate, and l-aspartate. Chemical name: L-Glutamate-1-carboxy-lyase Registry number: EC 4.1.1.15 (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glutamate Decarboxylase

gluta-
glutaconate
glutaconic
glutaconic acid
glutaconyl CoA decarboxylase
glutaeal
glutaei
glutaeus
glutamate
glutamate-ammonia ligase
glutamate-cysteine ligase
glutamate-semialdehyde dehydrogenase
glutamate-tRNA ligase
glutamate acetyltransferase
glutamate aminotransferase
glutamate decarboxylase (current term)
glutamate dehydrogenase
glutamate dehydrogenase (NADP+)
glutamate dehydrogenases
glutamate formiminotransferase
glutamate gamma-semialdehyde
glutamate permease
glutamate racemase
glutamate receptor
glutamate synthase
glutamate translocase
glutamatergic
glutamates
glutamic
glutamic-aspartic transaminase

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