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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serine deaminase(1) l-Serine dehydratase, EC 126.96.36.199 (transferred to EC 188.8.131.52 l-serine ammonia-lyase).
(2) d-Serine dehydratase, EC 184.108.40.206 (transferred to EC 220.127.116.11 d-serine ammonia-lyase).
(3) Threonine dehydratase, EC 18.104.22.168 (transferred to EC 22.214.171.124 - threonine ammonia-lyase).
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