IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: agmatinase

Reaction: agmatine + H2O = putrescine + urea

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Glossary: agmatine = (4-aminobutyl)guanidine

Other name(s): agmatine ureohydrolase; SpeB

Systematic name: agmatine amidinohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37289-16-0


1. Hirshfeld, I.N., Rosenfeld, H.J., Leifer, Z. and Maas, W.K. Isolation and characterization of a mutant of Escherichia coli blocked in the synthesis of putrescine. J. Bacteriol. 101 (1970) 725-730. [PMID: 4908780]

2. Vicente, C. and Legaz, M.E. Preparation and properties of agmatine amidinohydrolase of Evernia prunastri. Physiol. Plant. 55 (1982) 335-339.

[EC created 1972]

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