IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: alkylamidase

Reaction: N-methylhexanamide + H2O = hexanoate + methylamine

Systematic name: N-methylhexanamide amidohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme hydrolyses N-monosubstituted and N,N-disubstituted amides, and there is some activity towards primary amides. It has little or no activity towards short-chain substrates.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 62213-19-8


1. Chen, P.R.S. and Dauterman, W.C. Alkylamidase of sheep liver. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 250 (1971) 216-223. [PMID: 5141674]

[EC created 1976]

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