threonine dehydratase

thre·o·nine de·hy·dra·tase

an enzyme catalyzing the anaerobic deamination of l-threonine to 2-ketobutyric acid and ammonia; a central step in threonine catabolism.
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Threonine catabolism takes place in the liver, mainly through two major pathways (Bird and Nunn, 1983) based on the enzymes threonine dehydratase (TDH, EC 4.
A stimulation of degradation by threonine dehydratase pathway cannot be excluded.
Threonine metabolism in vivo effect of threonine intake and prior induction of threonine dehydratase in rats.