IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: adenine deaminase

Reaction: adenine + H2O = hypoxanthine + NH3

Other name(s): adenase; adenine aminase; ADase

Systematic name: adenine aminohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-68-3


1. Blauch, M., Koch, F.C. and Hane, M.E. A study of xanthine oxidase of rat blood. J. Biol. Chem. 130 (1939) 471-486.

2. Heppel, L.A., Hurwitz, J. and Horecker, B.L. Adenine deaminase of Azotobacter vinelandii. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 79 (1957) 630-633.

[EC created 1961]

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