- agmatine + H2O <math>\rightleftharpoons</math> putrescine + urea
This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, those acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds other than peptide bonds, specifically in linear amidines. The systematic name of this enzyme class is agmatine amidinohydrolase. Other names in common use include agmatine ureohydrolase, and SpeB. This enzyme participates in urea cycle and metabolism of amino groups.
- IUBMB entry for 220.127.116.11
- BRENDA references for 18.104.22.168 (Recommended.)
- PubMed references for 22.214.171.124
- PubMed Central references for 126.96.36.199
- Google Scholar references for 188.8.131.52
- Hirshfield IN, Rosenfeld HJ, Leifer Z, Maas WK (1970). "Isolation and characterization of a mutant of Escherichia coli blocked in the synthesis of putrescine". J. Bacteriol. 101: 725–30. PMID 4908780.
- Vicente C and Legaz ME (1982). "Preparation and properties of agmatine amidinohydrolase of Evernia prunastri". Physiol. Plant. 55: 335–339.
- The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 37289-16-0.
Gene Ontology (GO) codes
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