Biuret amidohydrolase

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In enzymology, a biuret amidohydrolase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

biuret + H2O urea + CO2 + NH3

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are biuret and H2O, whereas its 3 products are urea, 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 biuret amidohydrolase. This enzyme participates in atrazine degradation.


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