IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature



Accepted name: formamidase

Reaction: formamide + H2O = formate + NH3

Systematic name: formamide amidohydrolase

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on acetamide, propanamide and butanamide.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9013-59-6


1. Clarke, P.H. The aliphatic amidases of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Adv. Microb. Physiol. 4 (1970) 179-222.

2. Friedich, C.G. and Mitrenga, G. Utilization of aliphatic amides and formation of two different amidases by Alcaligenes eutrophus. J. Gen. Microbiol. 125 (1981) 367-374.

[EC created 1984]

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