Reaction: urea-1-carboxylate + H2O = 2 CO2 + 2 NH3
Glossary: allophanate = urea-1-carboxylate
Other name(s): allophanate lyase; AtzF; TrzF
Systematic name: urea-1-carboxylate amidohydrolase
Comments: Along with EC 22.214.171.124 (cyanuric acid amidohydrolase) and EC 126.96.36.199 (biuret amidohydrolase), this enzyme forms part of the cyanuric-acid metabolism pathway, which degrades s-triazide herbicides, such as atrazine [2-chloro-4-(ethylamino)-6-(isopropylamino)-1,3,5-triazine], in bacteria. The yeast enzyme (but not that from green algae) also catalyses the reaction of EC 188.8.131.52, urea carboxylase, thus bringing about the hydrolysis of urea to CO2 and NH3 in the presence of ATP and bicarbonate. The enzyme from Pseudomonas sp. strain ADP has a narrow substrate specificity, being unable to use the structurally analogous compounds urea, hydroxyurea or methylcarbamate as substrate .
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 79121-96-3
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