IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aspartate ammonia-lyase

Reaction: L-aspartate = fumarate + NH3

Other name(s): aspartase; fumaric aminase; L-aspartase; L-aspartate ammonia-lyase

Systematic name: L-aspartate ammonia-lyase (fumarate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-30-9


1. Ellfolk, N. Studies on aspartase. 1. Quantitative separation of aspartase from bacterial cells, and its partial purification. Acta Chem. Scand. 7 (1953) 824-830.

[EC created 1961]

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