IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pentanamidase

Reaction: pentanamide + H2O = pentanoate + NH3

Other name(s): valeramidase

Systematic name: pentanamide amidohydrolase

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on other short-chain aliphatic amides. Different from EC formamidase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 81032-50-0


1. 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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