IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-formylglutamate deformylase

Reaction: N-formyl-L-glutamate + H2O = formate + L-glutamate

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Other name(s): β-citryl-L-glutamate hydrolase; formylglutamate deformylase; N-formylglutamate hydrolase; β-citrylglutamate amidase; β-citryl-L-glutamate amidohydrolase; β-citryl-L-glutamate amidase; β-citrylglutamate amidase; β-citryl-L-glutamate-hydrolyzing enzyme

Systematic name: N-formyl-L-glutamate amidohydrolase

Comments: The animal enzyme also acts on β-citryl-L-glutamate and β-citryl-L-glutamine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 97286-12-9


1. Hu, L., Mulfinger, L.M. and Phillips, A.T. Purification and properties of formylglutamate amidohydrolase from Pseudomonas putida. J. Bacteriol. 169 (1987) 4696-4702. [PMID: 3308850]

2. Miyake, M., Innami, T. and Kakimoto, Y. A β-citryl-L-glutamate-hydrolysing enzyme in rat testes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 760 (1983) 206-214. [PMID: 6414521]

[EC created 1989]

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