IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glutaminase

Reaction: L-glutamine + H2O = L-glutamate + NH3

Other name(s): glutaminase I; L-glutaminase; glutamine aminohydrolase

Systematic name: L-glutamine amidohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-47-2


1. Kung, H.-F. and Wagner, C. γ-Glutamylmethylamide. A new intermediate in the metabolism of methylamine. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 4136-4140. [PMID: 5800436]

2. Roberts, E. Glutaminase, in Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd edn., vol. 4, Academic Press, New York, 1960, pp. 285-300.

[EC created 1961]

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