2-amino-3-carboxymuconate-6-semialdehyde decarboxylase; Converts alpha-amino-beta-carboxymuconate-epsilon- semialdehyde (ACMS) to alpha-aminomuconate semialdehyde (AMS). ACMS can be converted non-enzymatically to quinolate (QA), a key precursor of NAD, and a potent endogenous excitotoxin of neuronal cells which is implicated in the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative disorders. In the presence of ACMSD, ACMS is converted to AMS, a benign catabolite. ACMSD ultimately controls the metabolic fate of tryptophan catabolism along the kynurenine pathway; Belongs to the metallo-dependent hydrolases superfamily. ACMSD family.
Synonyms: ACMSD, Q8TDX5, Q8TDX5p, hQ8TDX5, 130013 ...