L-serine dehydratase | definition of l-serine dehydratase by Medical dictionary
-hydroxyamino acid dehydratase; a deaminating hydro-lyase converting l
-serine to pyruvate and NH3
; a part of amino acid catabolism.
See also: threonine dehydratase
SRR A gene on chromosome 17p13 that encodes serine racemase, which converts L-serine to D-serine, a key co-agonist with glutamate at NMDA receptors. It is highly expressed in the hippocampus and corpus callosum.