IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: nicotinamidase

Reaction: nicotinamide + H2O = nicotinate + NH3

Other name(s): nicotinamide deaminase; nicotinamide amidase; YNDase

Systematic name: nicotinamide amidohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9033-32-3


1. Petrack, B., Greengard, P., Craston, A. and Sheppy, F. Nicotinamide deamidase from mammalian liver.J. Biol. Chem. 240 (1965) 1725-1730.

2. Sarma, D.S.R., Rajalakshmi, S. and Sarma, S. Studies on the enzymes involved in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide metabolism in Aspergillus niger. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 81 (1964) 311-322.

[EC created 1972]

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