IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: acetylornithine deacetylase

Reaction: N2-acetyl-L-ornithine + H2O = acetate + L-ornithine

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Other name(s): acetylornithinase; N-acetylornithinase

Systematic name: N2-acetyl-L-ornithine amidohydrolase

Comments: Also hydrolyses N-acetylmethionine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-12-1


1. Vogel, H.J. Path of ornithine synthesis in Escherichia coli. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 39 (1953) 578-583.

2. Vogel, H.J. and Bonner, D.M. Acetylornithine deacetylase of Escherichia coli : partial purification and some properties. J. Biol. Chem. 218 (1956) 97-106.

[EC created 1965]

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