S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase proenzyme (IPR017716)

Short name: S-AdoMet_deCOase_pro-enz

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Members of this protein family are the single chain precursor of the two chains of the mature S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase as found in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (Methanococcus jannaschii), Bacillus subtilis and a wide range of other species [PMID: 1084469]. S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase catalyses the decarboxylation of S-adenosylmethionine to provide the aminopropyl moiety required for spermidine biosynthesis from putrescine.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0008295 spermidine biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0004014 adenosylmethionine decarboxylase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.