Threonine Aldolase

In enzymology, a threonine aldolase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

L-threonine glycine + acetaldehyde

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, L-threonine, and two products, glycine and acetaldehyde.

This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the aldehyde-lyases, which cleave carbon-carbon bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is L-threonine acetaldehyde-lyase (glycine-forming). This enzyme is also called L-threonine acetaldehyde-lyase. This enzyme participates in glycine, serine and threonine metabolism. It employs one cofactor, pyridoxal phosphate.

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... Humans also have the remnants of the gene, coding this enzyme (GLY1), however it is damaged by past mutations and inactive ... Human gene contains two single nucleotide deletions causing frameshifts and premature stop codons ...