IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 5-aminopentanamidase

Reaction: 5-aminopentanamide + H2O = 5-aminopentanoate + NH3

Other name(s): 5-aminovaleramidase; 5-aminonorvaleramidase

Systematic name: 5-aminopentanamide amidohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme from Pseudomonas putida also acts on 4-aminobutanamide and, more slowly, on 6-aminohexanamide.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9054-60-8


1. Reitz, M.S. and Rodwell, V.W. δ-Aminovaleramidase of Pseudomonas putida. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 3091-3096. [PMID: 5432799]

2. Takeda, H., Yamamoto, S., Kojima, Y. and Hayaishi, O. Studies on monooxygenases. I. General properties of crystalline L-lysine monooxygenase. J. Biol. Chem. 244 (1969) 2935-2941. [PMID: 5772467]

[EC created 1972, modified 1976]

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