IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: carnitinamidase

Reaction: L-carnitinamide + H2O = L-carnitine + NH3

Other name(s): L-carnitinamidase; carnitine amidase; L-carnitine amidase

Systematic name: L-carnitinamide amidohydrolase

Comments: Does not act on D-carnitinamide.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 117444-04-9


1. Nakayama, K., Honda, H., Ogawa, Y., Ozawa, T. and Ota, T. Method for producing carnitine, L-carnitinamide hydrolase and method for producing same. Patent DE3728321, 1988, Chem. Abstr. 109 (1988) 228738.

[EC created 1992]

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