IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: Nα-benzyloxycarbonylleucine hydrolase

Reaction: Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl-L-leucine + H2O = benzyl alcohol + CO2 + L-leucine

Other name(s): benzyloxycarbonylleucine hydrolase; Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl amino acid urethane hydrolase IV

Systematic name: Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl-L-leucine urethanehydrolase

Comments: Also acts on Nα-t-butoxycarbonyl-L-leucine, and, more slowly, on the corresponding derivatives of L-aspartate, L-methionine, L-glutamate and L-alanine. cf. EC N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine hydrolase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 100630-47-5


1. Matsumura, E., Shin, T., Murao, S., Sakaguchi, M. and Kawano, T. A novel enzyme, Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl amino acid urethane hydrolase IV. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 3643-3645.

[EC created 1989]

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