IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-formylmaleamate deformylase

Reaction: N-formylmaleamic acid + H2O = maleamate + formate

Other name(s): NicD

Systematic name: N-formylmaleamic acid amidohydrolase

Comments: The reaction is involved in the aerobic catabolism of nicotinic acid.

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1. Jimenez, J.I., Canales, A., Jimenez-Barbero, J., Ginalski, K., Rychlewski, L., Garcia, J.L. and Diaz, E. Deciphering the genetic determinants for aerobic nicotinic acid degradation: the nic cluster from Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105 (2008) 11329-11334. [PMID: 18678916]

[EC created 2010]

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