IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cyanamide hydratase

Reaction: urea = cyanamide + H2O

Other name(s): urea hydro-lyase

Systematic name: urea hydro-lyase (cyanamide-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 50812-20-9


1. Stransky, H. and Amberger, A. Isolation and properties of a cyanamide hydratase (EC 4.2.1) from Myrothecium verrucaria. Z. Pflanzenphysiol. 70 (1973) 74-87.

[EC created 1976]

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