Alliinase, EGF-like domain (IPR006947)

Short name: EGF_alliinase

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



Allicin is a thiosulphinate that gives rise to dithiines, allyl sulphides and ajoenes, the three groups of active compounds in Allium species. Allicin is synthesised from sulphoxide cysteine derivatives by alliinase, whose C-S lyase activity cleaves C(beta)-S(gamma) bonds. It is thought that this enzyme forms part of a primitive plant defence system [PMID: 12235163].

This entry represents the N-terminal EGF-like domain [PMID: 12235163].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0016846 carbon-sulfur lyase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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