The C-terminus of rat L-histidine decarboxylase specifically inhibits enzymic activity and disrupts pyridoxal phosphate-dependent interactions with L-histidine substrate analogues.


Full-length rat HDC (L-histidine decarboxylase) translated in reticulocyte cell lysate reactions is inactive, whereas C-terminally truncated isoforms are capable of histamine biosynthesis. C-terminal processing of the approximately 74 kDa full-length protein occurs naturally in vivo, with the production of multiple truncated isoforms. The minimal C-terminal… (More)


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