This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, those acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds other than peptide bonds, specifically in cyclic amides. The systematic name of this enzyme class is N-methylimidazolidine-2,4-dione amidohydrolase (ATP-hydrolysing). Other names in common use include N-methylhydantoin amidohydrolase, methylhydantoin amidase, N-methylhydantoin hydrolase, and N-methylhydantoinase. This enzyme participates in arginine, creatinine, and proline metabolism.
Nucleoside triphosphate-dependent 1-methylhydantoinase, a process for obtaining it and the use - United States Patent 4816393.
Inventors: Siedel Joachim, Deeg Rolf, Roder Albert, Ziegenhorn Joachim, Mollering Hans, Gauhl Helmgard.
Assignee: Boehringer Mannheim.
Application Date: 1985-02-25.
Publication Date: 1989-03-28.