Urethanase

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urethanase
Identifiers
EC number 3.5.1.75
CAS number 122007-70-9
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, an urethanase (EC 3.5.1.75) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

urethane + H2O \rightleftharpoons ethanol + CO2 + NH3

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are urethane and H2O, whereas its 3 products are ethanol, CO2, 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 urethane amidohydrolase (decarboxylating). This enzyme is also called urethane hydrolase.

References[edit]

  • Kobashi K, Takebe S, Sakai T. "Urethane-hydrolyzing enzyme from Citrobacter sp". Chem. Pharm. (Tokyo). Bull. (5): 1326–8. PMID 2393957.