From Methionine to Methanethiol and 2-Oxobutanoate

Graphic of the reaction.

Graphic of its mechanism.

Medline reference
Johnston M, Jankowski D, Marcotte P, Tanaka H, Esaki N, Soda K, Walsh C. Biochemistry (1979) 18(21): 4690-701.

Search Medline titles for bacterial methionine gamma-lyase.
42 citations on August 07, 2012.
              Methionine               
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  methionine gamma |
             lyase |
          4.4.1.11 | Search GenBank, 1224 hits on Apr. 03, 2012
             Kyoto |
            ExPASy |
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                   v
        [2-Ammoniobut-2-enoate]        
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                   |  H2O
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                   |/
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                   | \
                   |  NH4+
                   v
     Methanethiol + 2-Oxobutanoate     
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This is the EAWAG-BBD reaction, reacID# r0432.
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