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The decarboxylation of L-aspartate by E. coli L-aspartate-alpha-decarboxylase (ADC) is shown to occur with retention of configuration; analysis of the protein structure identifies Tyr58 as the proton donor in the decarboxylation mechanism.


Journal article


Chem Commun (Camb)

Publication Date



1760 - 1761


Binding Sites, Escherichia coli, Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial, Glutamate Decarboxylase, Models, Molecular, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular, Protein Conformation, Protons, Stereoisomerism, Tyrosine