Arylalkyl acylamidase

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In enzymology, an arylalkyl acylamidase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

N-acetylarylalkylamine + H2O arylalkylamine + acetate

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are N-acetylarylalkylamine and H2O, whereas its two products are arylalkylamine and acetate.

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 N-acetylarylalkylamine amidohydrolase. This enzyme is also called aralkyl acylamidase.


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  • Shimizu S, Ogawa J, Chung MC, Yamada H (1992). "Purification and characterization of a novel enzyme, arylalkyl acylamidase, from Pseudomonas putida Sc2". Eur. J. Biochem. 209: 375&ndash, 82. PMID 1396711.

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