N-acyl-D-glutamate deacylase

N-acyl-D-glutamate deacylase
N-acyl-D-glutamate deacylase
EC number
IntEnz IntEnz view
ExPASy NiceZyme view
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

In enzymology, a N-acyl-D-glutamate deacylase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

N-acyl-D-glutamate + H2O \rightleftharpoons a carboxylate + D-glutamate

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are N-acyl-D-glutamate and H2O, whereas its two products are carboxylate and D-glutamate.

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-acyl-D-glutamate amidohydrolase. It employs one cofactor, zinc.


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