- Aliphatic nitrilase
enzymology, an aliphatic nitrilase (EC number|188.8.131.52) is an enzymethat catalyzes the chemical reaction
:R-CN + 2 H2O R-COOH + NH3
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are
R-CNand H2O, whereas its two products are R-COOHand NH3.
This enzyme belongs to the family of
hydrolases, those acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds other than peptide bonds, specifically in nitriles. The systematic name of this enzyme class is aliphatic nitrile aminohydrolase. This enzyme participates in styrene degradation.
CAS registry numberfor this enzyme class is CAS registry|9024-90-2."
Gene Ontology (GO) codes
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