IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 4-acetamidobutyrate deacetylase

Reaction: 4-acetamidobutanoate + H2O = acetate + 4-aminobutanoate

Glossary: 4-aminobutanoate = γ-aminobutyrate = GABA

Systematic name: 4-acetamidobutanoate amidohydrolase

Comments: Also acts on N-acetyl-β-alanine and 5-acetamidopentanoate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 102347-82-0


1. Haywood, G.W. and Large, P.J. 4-Acetamidobutyrate deacetylase in the yeast Candida boidinii grown on putrescine or spermidine as sole nitrogen source and its probable role in polyamine catabolism. J. Gen. Microbiol. 132 (1986) 7-14.

[EC created 1989]

Return to EC 3.5.1 home page
Return to EC 3.5 home page
Return to EC 3 home page
Return to Enzymes home page
Return to IUBMB Biochemical Nomenclature home page