Formamidase

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formamidase
Identifiers
EC number 3.5.1.49
CAS number 9013-59-6
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

In enzymology, a formamidase (EC 3.5.1.49) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

formamide + H2O \rightleftharpoons formate + NH3

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are formamide and H2O, whereas its two products are formate and NH3.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, those acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds other than peptide bonds, specifically in linear amides. The systematic name of this enzyme class is formamide amidohydrolase. This enzyme participates in glyoxylate and dicarboxylate metabolism and nitrogen metabolism.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 4 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 2DYU, 2DYV, 2E2K, and 2E2L.

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