IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: carbonate dehydratase

Reaction: H2CO3 = CO2 + H2O

Other name(s): carbonic anhydrase; anhydrase; carbonate anhydrase; carbonic acid anhydrase; carboxyanhydrase; carbonic anhydrase A; carbonate hydro-lyase

Systematic name: carbonate hydro-lyase (carbon-dioxide-forming)

Comments: A zinc protein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-03-0


1. Keilin, D. and Mann, T. Carbonic anhydrase. Nature 144 (1939) 442-443.

2. Murakami, H. and Sly, W.S. Purification and characterization of human salivary carbonic anhydrase. J. Biol. Chem. 262 (1987) 1382-1388. [PMID: 2433278]

[EC created 1961]

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