IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: chenodeoxycholoyltaurine hydrolase

Reaction: chenodeoxycholoyltaurine + H2O = chenodeoxycholate + taurine

Glossary: chenodeoxycholate = 3α,7α-dihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oate

Systematic name: chenodeoxycholoyltaurine amidohydrolase

Comments: Some other taurine conjugates are hydrolysed, but not glycine conjugates of bile acids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 125752-75-2


1. Kawamoto, K., Horibe, I. and Uchida, K. Purification and characterization of a new hydrolase for conjugated bile acids, chenodeoxycholyltaurine hydrolase, from Bacteroides vulgatus. J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 106 (1989) 1049-1053. [PMID: 2628421]

[EC created 1992]

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