IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: mimosinase

Reaction: (S)-2-amino-3-(3-hydroxy-4-oxo-4H-pyridin-1-yl)propanoate + H2O = 3-hydroxy-4H-pyrid-4-one + L-serine

Systematic name: mimosine amidohydrolase

Comments: An enzyme from Leucaena leucocephala leaf, which also contains the toxic amino acid, mimosine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 104118-49-2


1. Tangendjaja, B., Lowry, J.B. and Wills, R.H. Isolation of a mimosine degrading enzyme from Leucaena leaf. J. Sci. Food Agric. 37 (1986) 523-526.

[EC created 1989]

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