lysine dehydrogenase activity

Known as: L-lysine:NAD+ oxidoreductase (deaminating, cyclizing) 
Catalysis of the reaction: L-lysine + NAD+ = 1,2-didehydropiperidine-2-carboxylate + NH3 + NADH. [EC:, MetaCyc:LYSINE-DEHYDROGENASE-RXN]
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L-Lysine is metabolized via saccharopine in mammals (8, 9). The microbial degradation of lysine, however, is diverse and is… (More)
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