IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aryl-acylamidase

Reaction: An anilide + H2O = a carboxylate + aniline

Other name(s):AAA-1; AAA-2; brain acetylcholinesterase (is associated with AAA-2); pseudocholinesterase (associated with arylacylamidase)

Systematic name: aryl-acylamide amidohydrolase

Comments: Also acts on 4-substituted anilides.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-18-7


1. Nimmo-Smith, R.H. Aromatic N-deacylation by chick-kidney mitochondria. Biochem. J. 75 (1960) 284-293.

[EC created 1965]

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