Prepared by grown the cells in vitamin B6 deficient media and dried
Activates to at least 0.2 units per mg. One Unit yields 1 umole of CO2 per minute from L-tyrosine at 37°C, pH 5.5. The apoenzyme activity is measured in the presence of excess pyridoxal phosphate(cofactor).
Tyrosine Decarboxylase Assay
Store at -20°C.
Tyrosine decarboxylase catalyzes the removal of the carboxyl group from tyrosine to produce tyramine and carbon dioxide.